WisDems: Walker in hot water over latest TV spot

Contact: TJ Helmstetter, tjh@wisdems.org

THREE LAKES SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS THE AD SHOULD BE PULLED, BUT “NO WORD” FROM WALKER IF IT ACTUALLY WILL BE

Key Points: 

  • Because of a partisan political decision by a rogue administrator, Three Lakes School District allowed Scott Walker to use school resources and staff members to film a campaign ad. Board members were informed Walker would be visiting the school, but were not informed it was to film a campaign ad.
  • After backlash, the Three Lakes school board convened a “packed” special session last night, during which they unanimously passed a policy that would prevent such partisan activity to happen again.
  • The Three Lakes school board said that the ad would stop running on TV and online, but the Walker campaign has not yet commented. The ad was still running on TV stations as of yesterday morning.
  • Notably, Walker was touting funding for this school district in the ad despite the fact that the district was forced to ask voters to approve a $15 million referendum in order to keep its doors open.

DPW reaction: 

“Scott Walker owes Three Lakes an apology for improperly using the district for his partisan political purposes. While he’s at it, he should also apologize for his failure to fund the school, which forced voters to approve a $15 million referendum. His campaign should immediately promise to pull the footage from all channels – online and on TV – and promise to never use the footage again.” — TJ Helmstetter, DPW spokesperson for 2018 gubernatorial campaign

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