Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) has a new TV ad — his latest answer to the current Democratic campaign to recall him. This one features man named Chris, who is identified in the ad as a business owner, extolling Walker’s virtues against a background of uplifting music.
“Governor Walker is a friend of small business, he recognizes that 70 percent of the jobs created in this country and this state are by small businesses,” the man says. “He wants all of the people in the state to be successful. It’s comforting, and it’s been rare, so it’s a refreshing change.
“We’ve got offices and divisions of our own company in other states — New York, California — and we can see that if Wisconsin continues on a pro-business strategy, we’re gonna grow our staff here.”
Previous ads featured on-screen text that declared: “Progress: Yes”; “Recall: No.”
But this one has a new slogan, different from the one before: “Laying the foundation for Wisconsin’s success.”
In response, state Democratic Party chairman Mike Tate released a statement:
“Under Scott Walker, Wisconsin leads the nation in jobs loss. Walker has been focused on political power grabs and rewarding political friends. And heaven help you if you lose a job in Walker’s Wisconsin as you will have to wait an extra week for needed benefits and you are more likely to join the ranks of those kicked off health care or with benefits severely curtailed.
Walker has likewise attacked the engine of economic growth in Wisconsin, namely our research and vocational technical education systems. And displaying a staggering lack of understanding how jobs actually are created, Walker has spent his time on press conferences and badmouthing neighboring states instead of pursuing bipartisan policies focused on small businesses.”