Owens Drops Out Of AG Race In Wisconsin

UW-Madison law school professor Ryan Owens released a lengthy statement on Monday, in which he said that “wrongheaded and false claims” have taken a toll on his family.

Owens’ decision to leave the race follows reports regarding podcasts that he hosted as director of UW-Madison’s Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership. Four episodes were found to have been removed from the web. Owens’ departure leaves Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney to face Democratic incumbent AG Josh Kaul in 2022.