New Hagedorn TV ad charges Neubauer can’t be trusted

Brian Hagedorn’s campaign released a new TV ad Thursday that accuses Supreme Court rival Lisa Neubauer of “showering politicians with contributions” to gain influence as “the family business made millions in taxpayer-funded contracts.”

Hagedorn’s campaign said the ad is running on broadcast and cable TV, but declined to provide other details, including the markets where it will run.

The spot references Neubauer’s history as a donor before she was appointed to the appeals court in 2007 by then-Gov. Jim Doyle. Meanwhile, her husband owned a cleaning supply company that sold products to various state agencies.

The narrator in the spot says Neubauer “sat on cases involving clients of the business, ruling in their favor and keeping client lists secret.”

Neubauer’s initial economic interest statements she filed as a judge listed clients of her husband’s former company. But she stopped detailing them about a decade ago, filing an affidavit that he wouldn’t disclose his client list to her.

The narrator in the ad says “We can’t trust Lisa Neubauer” before saying there’s a “better choice” in Hagedorn.

“Judge Hagedorn will keep politics out of the courtroom and uphold our Constitution,” the narrator says.

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