Evers ad responds to attacks on Middleton teacher

Tony Evers’ guv campaign released a new TV ad today seeking to refute spots that have attacked him over a Middleton teacher who kept his license even after viewing porn at work and making inappropriate comments about female students.

The spot features Ellen Lindgren, who says she was the Middleton School Board president that oversaw “that teacher.” She opens the ad asking if viewers have seen “these false attack ads” as clips of spots from Walker and independent groups are shown.

“They’re not true,” she declares.

She says the truth is the teacher was fired, but an independent arbitrator gave him his job back “because of a legal loophole” and two courts upheld the decision.

“That’s why Tony Evers worked with both parties to change the law,” Lindgren says to close the spot. “So instead of running false, nasty attack ads, Scott Walker should focus on his own record. That’s the fact.”

The spot is the third that address the attacks. The Greater Wisconsin Political Fund and the Democratic Governors Association also have run ads addressing the allegations.

Evers’ campaign said it starts today on cable.

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