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Dorow Tells Dan Kelly His Time On the Bench Is Up

Jan 12, 2023

Dorow Tells Dan Kelly His Time On the Bench Is Up

MADISON, Wis. — In an interview yesterday on right-wing talk radio, Judge Jennifer Dorow fired back at Dan Kelly surrogate and Appeals Court Judge Shelley Grogan, who had suggested there were “flags” in Dorow’s conservative record.

While praising Kelly as a conservative, Dorow said Kelly “had his time and unfortunately, his time ended in 2020.” Clearly, Dorow sees herself as Dan Kelly’s anointed successor — and with good reason.

Here are just a few ways Dan Kelly and Jennifer Dorow are cut from the same cloth: 

  • Dorow and Kelly both attended law school televangelist Pat Robertson’s Regent University, where Dorow was a member of the law review Kelly founded.
  • Dorow and Kelly were both appointed to the bench by Scott Walker. While Dorow boasted in her application to Walker of her “strong conservative values,” Kelly has gone even further, equating affirmative action with slavery and offering gushing praise of Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent in Obergefell, the Court’s landmark 2015 decision recognizing marriage equality for all Americans.
  • Dorow and Kelly are both dedicated Republican activists, with Dorow active in the Waukesha County GOP and Kelly both a longtime surrogate and legal counsel for GOP political groups.

“Jennifer Dorow is cut from the same cloth as Dan Kelly, and while they might fight over who is the true conservative, it’s clear that either right-wing candidate in this race would be a disaster for Wisconsin,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson Haley McCoy. “Wisconsin needs a justice committed to our democracy and our Constitution, not a right-wing activist committed to special interests.”

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