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Van Hollen has $214,000 in the bank for possible re-election bid

Wisconsin's attorney general has $214,000 in the bank for a re-election campaign next year.

New reports show that Republican J.B. Van Hollen raised $160,000 in the first six months of this year, and he spent $80,000 during that period.

Van Hollen, a former federal prosecutor, is expected to seek a second four-year term.

No other candidates have officially declared themselves yet.

But former DNR Secretary Scott Hassett says he's thinking about running as a Democrat.

And media reports said Milwaukee Alderman Tony Zielinski has been talking to Democrats about a possible bid.