The conservative Concerned Veterans for America this morning announced a new $1.6 million TV and digital buy hitting Dem U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin on the Tomah VA scandal.
It comes on the heels of a $1.5 million buy last month from the group, which is part of the Koch brothers network.
The new buy includes a pair of ads from a Tomah couple identified as Mark and Jean.
In Mark’s ad, he says he worked at the Tomah VA for nine years as a staff nurse and was also a vet being treated there. He says “they kept giving me meds” and “their idea of treating the vet was to throw more pills at them.” He says Baldwin had reports that showed what was going on and “did nothing.”
“Vets were dying. Vets were committing suicide,” he says. “It was heartbreaking to see that. I want an answer.”
The second ad, featuring Jean, opens with news clips of the overprescription of drugs at the VA and Baldwin being under fire for knowing for months “of the allegations and doing nothing about it.”
Jean says Tomah VA almost cost her husband his life and Baldwin “knew what was going on at the Tomah VA for months and sat on it.”
“The Tomah VA and Tammy Baldwin let us down,” she says to close the spot.