U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin released a new TV ad today featuring a Wisconsin woman whose daughter died of a heroin overdose.
The 60-second spot follows another from the Madison Dem in which she detailed her mother’s struggles with mental illness and prescription drugs.
In the new spot, Bev Kelley-Miller, of Kaukauna, recalls her daughter Megan as a good kid, who was happy and loved to tell stories and laugh. Kelley-Miller then says she received “a phone call that a parent never wants to receive” and her present and future totally changed.
Kelley-Miller says Baldwin understands addiction and that anyone can be affected by it.
“I think that Megan would be proud of people like Tammy who are trying to help,” Kelley-Miller says to close the spot. “There’s many politicians that only do what the lobbyists want them to do. But we are the ordinary citizens of Wisconsin, and we need Tammy so that we get the help that we need.”
Baldwin’s campaign said the spot will run on TV in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Wausau, Eau Claire and La Crosse. It also will run as a digital ad.