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Today, A Stronger Wisconsin launched two new ads, “National Stage” and “Splash,” highlighting the consequences of Scott Walker’s political ambition.

Walker shamelessly sacrificed Wisconsinites’ health care and education to cater to his special interest donors and national party. While traipsing around on the national stage Walker cut $800 million in education funding and authorized a lawsuit that would gut protections for pre-existing conditions. That’s the Walker story–putting political ambition ahead of everyday Wisconsin families. The ads urge Wisconsinites to tell Scott Walker to stand up for them.

These 30-second spots are part of a statewide television buy. A Stronger Wisconsin is a Democratic Governors Association backed issue-advocacy organization.

National Stage” and “Splash” can be viewed here and here, and their transcripts are below:


Narrator: “When Scott Walker wanted to make a name for himself on the national stage, he knew he had to do something big.

“So he authorized a lawsuit that would gut protections for pre-existing conditions and let insurance companies to take your coverage away, right when you need it the most.

“His national party loves it. His political donors do too. But it would be a nightmare for you. And that’s how it is with Scott Walker. Political ambition always comes first, no matter who gets hurt.”


Narrator: “He wanted to make a national splash. And he was willing to sacrifice our schools to do it.

“When Scott Walker cut schools by $800 million his national party took notice. But for us, school closures, teacher shortages, and across the state larger class sizes. Cuts to music and business programs.

“So our schools got worse but he got to run for president. And that’s how it is when your governor puts political ambition ahead of everything else.”

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