New DGA ad says Walker turned down Medicaid money to avoid hurting presidential bid

The Democratic Governors Association is hitting Gov. Scott Walker for not taking federal aid to expand Medicaid, saying in a new TV ad he turned down the money to avoid hurting his presidential bid.

The spot opens with the narrator saying health care premiums go up “year after year.”

“That’s the kind of thing you’d like a governor to fix,” the narrator adds.

The narrator then says that money could have lowered health care costs for thousands of families, but Walker turned it down because he thought “taking the money would hurt his presidential campaign.”

The narrator closes the spot, “Your costs are through the roof, and he’s putting his politics first. That’s the real Scott Walker, and he’s sure not changing now.”

As the spot concludes, the screen reads, “Scott Walker: Stand up for us.”

The spot, through the group A Stronger Wisconsin, is part of an ongoing seven-figure buy that is running statewide, according to the DGA.

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