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Friday, August 17, 2012

 10:40 AM 

EMILY's list ad paints Thompson as a DC insider

A new ad from Women Vote!, a branch of abortion rights PAC EMILY's list, targets former Gov. Tommy Thompson in the U.S. Senate race for his lobbying connections.

The 30-second TV ad, titled "Riding High," begins by using footage of his own TV ad that shows him riding his Harley-Davidson. The narrator then says that since he left Wisconsin, he's been "riding high" as a lobbyist in Washington D.C.

He was paid over 10 mil as a DC insider, peddling his influence for the special interests," the narrator says. "Now those insiders want him in the Senate, where Tommy says he'd cut corporate taxes and our Medicare."

The narrator ends the ad by saying Thompson went to Washington and "left Wisconsin in the dust."

-- By Jason Smathers


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