Soglin releases first TV ad knocking Walker

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Soglin on Saturday released his first TV ad in the race, taking jabs at both Gov. Scott Walker and President Trump.

The 30-second spot features an animated skit with a narrator criticizing the two Republicans.

“If Scott Walker isn’t scary enough, now Donald Trump is in control,” the narrator says as the animation pans to a scene of Trump as a puppet master controlling Walker by several strings.

The narrator then says the president “ordered” Walker to champion the Foxconn deal.

The narrator then knocks Walker for his handling of transportation, education and pollution in the state.

“We need to cut the strings,” the narrator says. “Madison Mayor Paul Soglin knows an economy built on strengthening families will make Wisconsin ours again.”

The spot is set to air statewide beginning today and will run through the primary election, Soglin campaign manager Melissa Mulliken said.

Mulliken did not provide specifics on the size of the buy. Soglin is the fifth Democratic gubernatorial candidate to release a TV ad. Others are Tony Evers, Kelda Roys, Mahlon Mitchell and Matt Flynn. Both Evers and Roys have released two TV ads.