Cap Times: Wisconsin Democrats mobilize around abortion access


  • State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski was the first statewide candidate to address the issue in a campaign ad.

  • Godlewski, one of several Democrats vying for the opportunity to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson in November, launched an ad on Thursday going after the incumbent’s comments on abortion.

  • In the spot — which Godlewski’s campaign said will air on television statewide with a six-figure buy — the candidate walks in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, where she says “it looks like Ron Johnson is gonna get exactly what he wants: Overturning Roe v. Wade. Reinstating Wisconsin’s cruel abortion ban. And putting doctors in jail. But that’s not what Wisconsinites want. We don’t want politicians making health care choices for women.”

  • Godlewski was in Washington, D.C., on Monday, when the draft was leaked, for an Emily’s List conference. The national group, which backs “Democratic pro-choice women,” has endorsed her. Godlewski’s campaign noted she already broached the subject of abortion access in a six-figure digital ad campaign last fall, saying she was “tired of politicians who treat reproductive freedom as an afterthought.”

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