2nd District Court of Appeals candidate Maria Lazar announced new ads that knock incumbent Lori Kornblum as Gov. Tony Evers’ “handpicked candidate who worked for DA John Chisholm.”

Lazar released two digital ads and several radio spots. Her campaign said in a release it is a “hyper-targeted advertising program focused on turning out her supporters” for the April 5 election. The campaign didn’t say how much it is spending on the buy.

The narrator in some versions of the radio ads says “Kornblum is a liberal appointed by Gov. Tony Evers to legislate from the bench” and says she spent more than 20 years in the Milwaukee County DA’s office, including under Chisholm.

The 2nd District Court of Appeals is based in Waukesha. The Milwaukee County DA has been under fire for the bail his office set in a separate case for a man accused of plowing his SUV through a Christmas parade in that city.

The new ads follow an announcement from Fair Courts America this week that it is spending six figures on a TV and radio campaign. The narrator in that spot says the choice is between “Tony Evers’ handpicked liberal or conservative Judge Maria Lazar.”

The group is tied to the conservative Restoration PAC, which has largely been funded by Illinois businessman Dick Uihlein.

Since announcing the ad, Fair Courts American has filed a report with the state putting the buy at $250,000.

See Lazar’s release here.

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