Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wis Dems to air first ad, rails against Walker
The Wisconsin Democratic Party said Thursday it was broadcasting its first TV spot in the governor's race, making ad buys in Eau Claire, Wausau and Green Bay, to criticize Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker for campaigning last weekend while the county was recovering from widespread flooding.
The ad says Democrat and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett canceled campaign appearances and stayed in Milwaukee after the flooding while Walker, a Republican, spent Saturday in Eau Claire, Wausau and Green Bay. On Sunday, Walker also campaigned in Pulaski near Green Bay.
Mike Tate, chairman of the state Democratic Party, said the ads were being aired in the three markets where Walker campaigned. He declined to say how much the party was spending, or how long the ads would run. (Read more)