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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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Nelson plays up ties to 8th CD in his first TV ad

Dem Tom Nelson today released the first TV ad of his bid for the 8th CD, stressing his connections to the northeastern Wisconsin district.

Potential GOP rivals Mike Gallagher and Frank Lasee have both been hit with questions about how deep their ties are to the area. Gallagher grew up in California, spent his summers in Green Bay and then moved back to Wisconsin last year to work for Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign. Lasee, a state lawmaker, has faced questions about whether he lives full-time in the district, where he has an apartment, or in Racine, where his wife has a house.

Nelson narrates the ad, which opens with a picture of the church in Combined Locks his father founded, where the Outagamie County exec says he still worships.

It then shows the mill in Kaukauna where he worked to help pay for college and the home “where Maria and I are raising our children.” 

The spot then switches to the outside of the Outagamie County government building.

“This is where I lead our county, doing what government is supposed to do: Work together, protect seniors, balance our budget,” Nelson says.

He closes the spot by adding, “We need leaders with experience bringing people together, being effective, governing with Wisconsin commonsense.”

-- By JR Ross



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