Contact: Austin Altenburg
[Madison, Wis.] – On Tuesday, the Walker campaign released a new ad featuring Scott Walker on screens at gas station pumps across Wisconsin to spotlight how Tony Evers would increase taxes after saying “everything is on the table” including a $1 per gallon gas tax increase. Featured on gas station pump screens while Wisconsin motorists fill up, the ad continues the case against Evers’ reckless gas tax hikes that could add a $1,200 burden each year on a family with two drivers and take Wisconsin backward.
Tony Evers has plans to increase a “variety of taxes” – including property, income and gas taxes – on Wisconsin’s hard-working families while failing to offer anything beyond empty promises and failed leadership. With gas prices surging across the country, Evers’ gas tax hikes would place a massive burden on families. Scott Walker has made record actual-dollar investments in priorities like K-12 education without raising taxes, and plans to continue lowering the tax burden for hard-working families and build on our record of results to keep Wisconsin moving forward.
You can watch the ad, entitled “Tony’s Pain at the Pump,” here ahead of its debut on gas station pump screens all over Wisconsin:
Scott Walker: *Knock Knock*
Hi, it’s Scott Walker.
Good thing you’re filling up,
because if Tony Evers wins,
he’ll raise the gas tax by as much as a dollar a gallon.
That’s $1,200 a year for a typical family – we can’t afford that.
I’ll lower taxes and keep fighting for you.
The spot will run on gas pump station screens statewide. It follows recent ads highlighting how Evers would increase a wide variety of taxes and take Wisconsin backward, in contrast to Scott Walker’s plans to keep Wisconsin moving forward with more of the reforms that helped spark our state’s comeback.