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Supreme Court race highlights Wisconsin's Election Day

CREATED Apr 2, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Many Wisconsin voters will head to the polls Tuesday.

There are two statewide races on the ballot, and with an expected 20 percent turnout, those races are set to be close ones.

Click here for more on where you vote and who's on your ballot with our Wisconsin Voter Guide.

Polls were set to open at 7:00 a.m. across the state.

The ballot includes a race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Incumbent Pat Roggensack wants another 10-year term.

She faces Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone, who has no court experience.

Click the links to watch our Conversations with the Candidates: Ed Fallone and Pat Roggensack on TODAY'S TMJ4's "Wisconsin Tonight"

"I do think it makes me the better candidate because of what my job entails is judging whether another judge or another court correctly applied the law," said Roggensack on TODAY'S TMJ4's "Wisconsin Tonight."

Fallone says he's qualified to sit on the court.

"You want to a wide range of legal expertise represented," explained Fallone on the same show.

"I have substantial experience representing businesses and investors. I have been a constitutional law professor for 20 years."

Fallone says Roggensack should be replaced, after several other justices were allegedly involved in a choking incident.

"My reaction to that is similar to that it would be if there were a real dust up on the Green Bay Packers locker room, and one of the guys got his nose broken because they were a little bit too rough," said Roggensack.

"Aaron Rodgers contract is the next one up for renewal he wasn't involved in the dust up at all, but maybe we should get rid of Aaron Rodgers. That's about how much sense it makes to me."

The State Superintendent of Schools race also was on the ballot, with incumbent Tony Evers against GOP Assemblyman Don Pridemore.