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Thursday, May 31, 2012

 9:58 AM 

Walker hits Barrett again on crime stats in new TV ad

Gov. Scott Walker's campaign released a new TV ad today taking a second shot at Tom Barrett over missreported crime stats by the Milwaukee Police Department.

The narrator in the spot says the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel found "Barrett failed to report as many as 1,300 violent crimes in his city.

The narrator goes onto say FBI cime experts "confirm Barrett wasn’t being truthful when he claimed that violent crime was falling in Milwaukee" and a criminologist said it "raises the question of whether the crimes were deliberately misreported."

"If Tom Barrett is willing to cover up hundreds of violent crimes in Milwaukee, what else is he hiding?" the narrator says to conclude the spot.

Walker's campaign released its first ad on the crime stats earlier this week.

-- By JR Ross

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