Jennifer Shilling

Screnock, Dallet to square off for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet easily advanced from Wisconsin's three-way primary for Supreme Court, setting up an April runoff between two judges with clear ideological differences.

Screnock, who had the support of conservatives, and the liberal-backed Dallet easily outpolled Madison attorney Tim Burns on Tuesday. Burns ran as a Democrat and made a point of taking partisan stands on issues.

Screnock had 46 percent of the vote and Dallet finished with 36 percent, based on unofficial results. Burns was a distant third with 18 percent. Turnout was nearly 12 percent, far ahead of the 7.3 percent average for spring...