On the heels of their nascent campaign to (maybe) recall five GOP state Senators in Wisconsin, a coalition of national progressive groups is going on the air with ads aimed directly at embattled Gov. Scott Walker (R) and the state GOP.
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy For America are sponsoring the ad, which will air in the Milwaukee and Madison markets on broadcast and cable for the rest of the week. The sponsors tell TPM that the buy will allow the message to reach as much as 57% of Wisconsin voters.
PCCC and DFA have already raised more than $160,000 for the AWOL state Senate Democrats in just the last week alone, and PCCC says they expect the TV spot to bring a “significant” new round of fundraising. As money comes in, PCCC and DFA will expand the markets for the TV ad and extend its run. The ad is running alongside an online fundraising effort run by PCCC and DFA.
The spot features real protesters from Madison speaking to camera about what Walker’s budget plan means to them.
“I believe that the issues that are being discussed here in Madison are not unique to Madison or the state of Wisconsin,” says Jeremiah Holden, a teacher from Madison. “These are national issues. Money is being taken away from workers and the tax breaks given to major corporations.”
Watch the PCCC/DFA spot, first posted this morning by Greg Sargent: