A statewide labor organization announced Friday its support for Josh Kaul in his bid to be re-elected Wisconsin Attorney General after it endorsed several Democratic candidates two weeks ago.
The Wisconsin Building Trades Council said it was in favor of Kaul, a Democrat, in his bid for re-election against Republican opponent, Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney.
The umbrella union organization endorsed Kaul for his ability to enforce the law without bias when freedoms and basic rights are threatened, the organization said in a statement.
“Josh Kaul has shown dedication for fighting hardworking Wisconsinites and our democracy,” WBTC Board President Jac Weitzel said. “During a time when our most basic rights and freedoms are being threatened, we need a leader in the Attorney General’s office who will enforce the law without bias. We know Kaul will continue to defend the rights of working people and will never pander to the special interests that want to undermine justice for all in Wisconsin.”
The council announced endorsements for Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes, Sara Rodriguez and Doug La Follete earlier in August. All three candidates will be on the ballot in November after moving ahead following the recent primary election.
Founded in 2018, the WBTC represents 40,000 members, including bricklayers, electricians and metal workers. The union’s membership extends to 17 craft member organizations in the building trades.