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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

 8:17 AM 

Walker TV ad slams Burke for land purchase while Commerce secretary

Gov. Scott Walker's campaign released a new TV ad today slamming Dem rival Mary Burke for a $12.5 million land purchase while she was Commerce secretary.

The narrator in the spot says Burke spent the money to "buy a vacant lot for a company that said it had no plans to create jobs in Wisconsin."

The narrator then says the company, Abbott Labs, had laid off 800 workers "when Burke closed the deal."

The spot shows video of Burke walking down a hallway as the narrator says, "Mary Burke says she’ll work to create jobs and spend our tax money wisely, but her record as Jim Doyle’s commerce secretary tells a different story." The spot then closes with a picture of Burke as Doyle stands in the background.

-- By JR Ross



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