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Voters to Decide on Judge Whose Antigay Comments Made News

Voters to Decide on Judge Whose Antigay Comments Made News

Maddow Explains Why Wisconsin Shouldn’t Re-Elect This Antigay Judge

See why a controversial judge got attention from both Clinton and Sanders as they campaigned in Wisconsin.

With voters in Wisconsin at polls, the media's mostly focused on who they'll pick as presidential nominees in both parties. But Rachel Maddow noted on her show Monday that Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are calling out another name on the ballot: Rebecca Bradley.

The Advocatereported in March that the state Supreme Court judge has stirred up local controversy for her history of outlandish antigay comments, and that because Gov. Scott Walker appointed her to the bench to finish the term of a judge who died, this is the first time voters express their view of whether she belongs there.

Bradley has said the comments -- many of which originate from her college years -- are "not reflective of my worldview." At the time, she called gays and lesbians "degenerates" and "abnormal" and said they spread AIDS.

But those aren't her only comments making news. See why both Clinton and Sanders are asking their voters to also cast a vote against Bradley:

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