MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Sun Prairie attorney Charlie Schutze is dropping his long-shot bid for the state Supreme Court.
Schutze tells the Wisconsin State Journal that he is pulling out of the race due to medical problems.
The 57-year-old Schutze says he is scheduled for surgery on Thursday for a severely torn rotator cuff and he has a second February surgery for an unrelated breathing problem.
Schutze did not immediately return messages left Monday.
The primary is Feb. 19.
Still in the race is incumbent Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler and Burnett County Circuit Judge Michael Gableman.
The deadline for candidates to file is Wednesday.