Vote Vets releases new TV ad for Tammy Baldwin

The veterans group Vote Vets is out with a new TV ad praising Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin for her handling of addiction among veterans.

The ad — which comes in 30 and 60-second versions, features the testimony of Leroy Miller, a two-tour Afghanistan veteran from New Berlin, who describes his experience with addiction to a prescription drug.

He said his addiction led to decisions he deeply regrets, and that he didn’t ask for help because he didn’t know he could.

“So knowing Tammy Baldwin is focused on trying to help these veterans, maybe there won’t be that veteran that I was. Maybe there won’t ever be a veteran that has to struggle with that fear again,” Miller said.

Miller continued, saying the issue of addiction is not a liberal or conservative one, and that “with Tammy I believe it’s personal.”

“Her family dealt with addiction and she keeps driving forward, no matter what kind of resistance she gets,” he said.

The $550,000 campaign is set to air on broadcast and cable in multiple markets with an emphasis on Milwaukee, according to a source familiar with the buy. It’s set to run Sept. 6-18.

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