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Koch brothers super PAC announces $2 million buy hitting Feingold on Tomah VA

A super PAC created by the Koch brothers announced today a new $2 million TV and digital ad slamming Russ Feingold for the scandal at the Tomah VA.

The Freedom Partners Action Fund spot features Ryan Honl, a veteran and whistleblower who has been critical of Dem lawmakers for not doing more about the overprescription of opioid painkillers at the facility.

Honl says in the 60-second spot he went to work at the VA after he was medically discharged following his Army service in Iraq.

“Within a few days, I’m seeing stuff I’m uncomfortable with,” Honl says, adding things had been “falsified there for so many years.

“I couldn’t take it anymore, and I blew the whistle.”

The spot then shows clips from newscasts covering the deaths at the VA that were linked to the prescription practices.

“I found out that Russ Feingold got a memo in 2009 that outlined veteran harm and nothing was done,” Honl says. “Russ Feingold ignored veterans’ concerns while veterans were dying at the facility.”

The memo has been a point of contention in the Senate campaign. Feingold’s aides say they cannot find any evidence he received the memo, which was marked “hand delivered.” The memo’s author, a union official, said earlier this year she does not believe it ever reached Feingold. The memo was also used in a radio ad by the Wisconsin Alliance for Reform earlier this year knocking Feingold.

“All those veterans who have come back wounded and they die at the hands of politicians who look the other way,” Honl says to close the spot. “I just want the voters to know the real story.”

The ad closes with a picture of Feingold with these words across the screen: “Russ Feingold put politics ahead of veterans.”

-- By JR Ross



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