New Baldwin ad accuses Vukmir of sticking taxpayers with legal bills to hide ‘secret’

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s latest TV ad accuses GOP rival Leah Vukmir of sticking taxpayers with legal bills after trying to hide emails from taxpayers.

The spot opens with the narrator saying Vukmir, R-Brookfield, had a secret, “dozens of emails she didn’t want anyone to see.”

The narrator goes on to say Vukmir was sued to force their release and “stuck taxpayers with $15,000 in legal bills. What was Vukmir hiding?”

The narrator ads the emails were with lobbyists from ALEC, which he calls a “shadowy corporate interest group.” The narrator says the emails included instructions for Vukmir to block the expansion of Medicaid and “help the insurance companies.”

The narrator concludes the spot, “It’s no secret: Leah Vukmir’s not for us.”

The ad is Baldwin’s third knocking Vukmir over her association with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative group that drafts model legislation to be pushed at the state level.

Baldwin’s campaign said it’s spending six figures on the ad, which will run statewide.

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