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Meet the candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- There is one state-wide race to vote on Tuesday, the primary election for Wisconsin Supreme Court.

The race has become especially political, for what is a non-partisan election, with Madison attorney Tim Burns openly running as a Democrat.

"We need someone right now, who knows American business backwards and forwards, and will stand up against big business and special interests," Burns said.

Burns has been a private attorney for 25 years, and has endorsements from Democratic Congressmen and AFCSME. Sauk County judge Michaal Screnock, despite being generally viewed as a Republican candidate, says politics don't belong in the courts.

"To put it simply, the role of the court is to be an arbiter of the law, not a policy analyst, or a political activist," Screnock said. "And I believe that's what really sets me apart from both of my opponents in this race."

Screnock was appointed Sauk County Circuit judge by Gov. Scott Walker in 2015. As a private attorney, he defended Act 10, which took power away from Wisconsin's public unions. He's been endorsed by three state justices and received more than 100 thousand dollars from the state's Republican party.

Milwaukee County Circuit judge Rebecca Dallet says she's running on values.

"Things like clean air and water, equal protection under the law, women are under attack, and we have a broken Supreme Court," Dallet said. "What we need right now, is someone with values and experience to stand up and protect that court."

Dallet has been the Milwaukee County Circuit judge for 10 years, covering more than 10,000 cases. She has the endorsement of more than 200 Wisconsin judges.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday. Turnouts for this election are generally between 7 and 8 percent.

See the full interviews with each candidate below:

CANDIDATE MICHAEL SCRENOCK INTERVIEW from CBS 58 News on Vimeo.

REBECCA DALLET INTERVIEW from CBS 58 News on Vimeo.

TIM BURNS INTERVIEW from CBS 58 News on Vimeo.

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