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Friday, March 23, 2012

 9:18 AM 

RGA starts new TV ad slamming Barrett, Falk

The Republican Governors Association is out with a new TV ad today that knocks Tom Barrett and Kathleen Falk on taxes and spending.

The spot, which does not mention Gov. Scott Walker or the expected recall election, opens with a hand pushing the up button at an elevator and a female voice saying, “Going up.”

A male narrator then says government spending went up $300 million under Barrett, while taxes went up every year but one and unemployment got 27 percent worse.

He then says property taxes went up every year under Falk and unemployment tripled.

“Barrett and Falk, taxes and spending up, and the economy,” the male says before the female voice cuts in, “Going down.”

A release from the RGA says the spot began today, but does not say where it’s running.

While Falk has officially announced for the guv's race, Barrett has said he will make an announcement on his plans shortly after the GAB decides next week whether to certify the recall petitions against Walker.

-- By Staff


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