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Walker campaign: Former Governor Tommy Thompson radio ad: Wisconsin is working under Scott Walker
Former governor of Wisconsin contrasts Walker’s record of making tough choices and getting results with Democrats’ tax hikes that would take us backward

[Madison, Wis.] – The Walker campaign launched a new radio ad Monday featuring Governor Tommy Thompson voicing his support for Scott Walker’s re-election, and praising the governor’s bold reforms that have Wisconsin working and moving forward – including sparking our state’s comeback, and his bold reforms to cut taxes, make record investments in education, and spur job creation. Gov. Thompson contrasts Wisconsin’s success under Scott Walker with Democrats’ reckless plans to hike taxes – plans that would inevitably take our state backward.

Tony Evers’ plans to raise taxes will undo our progress and take Wisconsin backward – hurting hard-working families and small businesses across the state. Under Scott Walker’s bold leadership, property and income taxes are lower than they were in 2010 and he has made record actual-dollar investments in our priorities without raising taxes.  He has a bold agenda to continue reducing the tax burden on Wisconsin families and keep Wisconsin working for generations to come.

You can listen to the ad, entitled “Let’s Keep Wisconsin Working,” here or find excerpts below:

Governor Tommy Thompson: Hello, I’m Governor Tommy Thompson.
When I was governor, I had to make some tough decisions to turn things around.

We lowered taxes to create jobs, and we reformed welfare and education to give everyone in Wisconsin a fighting chance.

Scott Walker also had tough decisions to make – it’s part of the job.

Before he was governor, Wisconsin had a huge deficit – unemployment hit 9.3 percent and property taxes went through the roof.

Scott Walker’s reforms turned our state around.

More people are working this year than ever before. The deficit is gone, and property taxes are lower than when Scott Walker was elected, and he made historic investments in schools, and helped bring good-paying, manufacturing jobs back to Wisconsin.

We cannot afford to go backwards by raising income and property taxes.

I’m Tommy Thompson, let’s keep Wisconsin working with Governor Scott Walker.

The spot will run on radio as well as on a range of online and social media platforms. It is the latest in a series of ads the Walker campaign is running on the governor’s strong record of getting positive things done and his plans for more bold reform to keep Wisconsin working for generations to come.

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