Scott Walker Foes Launch New Barrage Of Recall Ads

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It’s day one in the 28-day campaign pitting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker against his newly anointed Democratic challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Walker’s enemies on the left are wasting no time shifting the focus back to the governor as they try to galvanize Wisconsinites to vote him out of office on June 5.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) unveiled a new recall ad on Wednesday called “Remember. Recall,” that draws heavily on the imagery of the populist uprising in Madison, the state capital, in the winter of 2011. PCCC say it is spending $30,000 on its opening ad volley; the ad will appear on broadcast and cable channels in Madison, including spots during the Colbert Report and the national Sunday news programs.

Here’s the ad:

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