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Thursday, September 3, 2015

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Walker super PAC releases first TV ad proclaiming guv 'fights and wins'

The super PAC backing the governor’s presidential bid released its first TV ad today, proclaiming in the 60-second spot, “Time after time, Scott Walker fights and wins.”

The spot leans heavily on Walker’s 2011 fight to strip public employees of most collective bargaining powers, a move that helped propel him into the national spotlight, especially after he survived the ensuing recall effort.

The ad is slated to start running in Iowa next week as part of a $7 million ad buy to run through the Feb. 1 caucus. Unintimidated PAC has also announced plans for another $9.25 million to run primarily in South Carolina, along with New Hampshire and Nevada.

The TV ad opens with footage from the 2011 protests at the Wisconsin state Capitol that were sparked by Walker’s collective bargaining proposal. The narrator says they “storm the Capitol, threaten safety, even try to recall him.”

“But Scott Walker never backs down,” the narrator says, adding he took decisive action to eliminate a $3.6 billion deficit that resulted in a $1 billion surplus, $2 billion in tax relief, an unemployment rate cut nearly in half and government unions “paying their fair share” for benefits.

The clip closes with footage from Walker’s formal presidential announcement in July.

“Now more than ever, America needs a president who will fight and win for America,” Walker says.

-- By JR Ross


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