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Republican Governor's Association releases first attack ad against Mary Burke

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Republican Governor's Association launched its $100,000 ad campaign against Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Mary Burke Monday, with a 30 second television ad focusing on her time as state commerce secretary under former Gov. Jim Doyle.

The spot suggests Burke is a product of a failed administration under Gov. Doyle., saying they took Wisconsin in the wrong direction.

"Mary Burke’s campaign for governor has been based on her experience as a senior member of a job-killing, budget-busting, big government administration that represents the failed policies of the past,” said RGA Communications Director Gail Gitcho. “Voters had enough of the Doyle/Burke agenda, and now Wisconsin is on the right path under Governor Scott Walker. Mary Burke won’t share her platform, promises or plans, but her past clearly shows the direction she would take the state:  backwards.”

Burke's Campaign responded to the ad with the following statement.


"Scott Walker's Governors Association is clearly panicked at the realization they're running against a proven job creator," writes Burke Campaign Spokesperson Joe Zepecki.  "According to the latest data, there were 84,000 more jobs when Mary Burke was Secretary of Commerce than Wisconsin has under Walker and Trek employs nearly 1,000 workers right here in Wisconsin.  Over the top negative attacks don't change the reality facing Wisconsin's middle class - they can't get ahead because of Walker's failures.  Wisconsin ranks 37th in job creation, 45th in job prospects and 48th in new business starts under Scott Walker."


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