New DGA TV ads charge Walker put political ambition ahead of Wisconsin

The Democratic Governors Association released two new TV ads today that accuse Gov. Scott Walker of putting his national political ambitions ahead of what’s best for Wisconsin.

The DGA said both ads, through its A Stronger Wisconsin arm, are part of a high seven-figure campaign.

One ad focuses on education, saying Walker “wanted to make a national splash, and he was willing to sacrifice our schools to do it.”

The narrator said Walker’s “national party took notice” after he cut school funding by $800 million. But that meant school closures, teacher shortages, larger class sizes, and cuts to music and business programs in Wisconsin.

“So our schools got worse, but he got to run for president,” the narrator says as the ad shows Walker on the debate stage with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. “And that’s how it is when your governor puts political ambition ahead of everything else.”

The final shot shows Walker waving and winking as the screen reads, “Tell Scott Walker stand up for us.”

The second ad says Walker “wanted to make a name for himself on the national stage” so he signed off on a lawsuit “that would gut protections for pre-existing conditions and let insurance companies take your coverage away right when you need it the most.”

The narrator said Walker’s national party and political donors loved it.

“But it would be a nightmare for you, and that’s how it is with Scott Walker,” the narrator says to close the spot. “Political ambition always comes first, no matter who gets hurt.”

As with the other ad, the second spot urges people to tell Walker to “stand up for us.”

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