RGA to Begin Early Ad Campaign to Support Scott Walker

Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 06:18 AM

By Cathy Burke

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A six-figure attack-ad campaign aimed at bolstering rising GOP star Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's reelection is taking aim at his likely opponent, Mary Burke, and her tenure under Walker's predecessor, Democrat Jim Doyle.

The Washington Post reported Wednesday the broadcast and cable television ads, paid for by the Republican Governors Association, begins airing Feb. 19. The Post didn't provide a specific figure for how much the RGA is spending.

RGA spokeswoman Gail Gitcho previewed the heart of the ad, saying in an email Burke's gubernatorial bid "has been based on her experience as a senior member of a job-killing, budget-busting, big government administration," The Post reported.

Burke served as state commerce secretary under Doyle, and The Post said Walker is expected to contrast his predecessor's tenure with his own first term during the campaign.

The Post reported Wisconsin's unemployment rate stood at 7.7 percent in January 2011, when Walker took office; it currently is at 6.5 percent.

His campaign also will stress an inherited budget deficit of about $3 billion that he turned into a surplus of about $480 million while adding tens of thousands of jobs, The Post reported.

Walker, considered a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender, is leading Burke 47 percent to 41 percent, according to a poll last month by Marquette University Law School.

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