Voters winnow Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates to two

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin primary voters are winnowing three candidates for the state Supreme Court to two who will compete in the April 5 election.

Gov. Scott Walker appointed Rebecca Bradley to the court following the September death of Patrick Crooks. Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Joe Donald are challenging Bradley for a spot on the court.

All three say their impartiality makes them uniquely suited for the job. Donald has cast Kloppenburg as the choice of liberals — even as he has won the endorsement of some Democratic politicians. The incumbent Bradley is the conservatives' pick who would further tip the court's balance in that direction.

A photo ID is required to vote in Tuesday's primary.