Anthony Shadid's cover feature focuses on the race for Wisconsin attorney general. Republican incumbent Donald Hanaway claims Democratic challenger James Doyle Jr., if elected, "will be the most liberal attorney general this state has had." "I'm more competent," rebuts Doyle, hammering Hanaway for bungling "the most significant issues that have crossed his desk," among other failures. Hanaway expresses disappointment at Doyle's "tirades and distortions." Doyle complains Hanaway "has made cracks about my father, who's been dead for three years." Warns Shadid, "As the campaign heads into its final 10 days, the rhetoric is likely to sharpen." Doyle wins, polling 51% of the vote. Twice reelected, he later serves two terms as governor but decides against another run this year. Hanaway serves as a Brown County circuit court judge from 1991 until his death in 1995. Shadid this spring wins his second Pulitzer Prize for reporting from Iraq for the Washington Post, and is now a foreign correspondent for The New York Times.