DPW Statement On Koch Brothers' Latest Tammy Baldwin Smear

Oct 26, 2017

For Immediate Release 
October 26, 2017
Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org

DPW On Koch Brothers’ Latest Tammy Baldwin Smear

Out-of-state billionaires attack Baldwin for refusing to gift them massive tax cuts at the expense of middle-class Wisconsinites

MADISON — Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson for the 2018 Senate race Brad Bainum issued the following statement on the latest out-of-state big money special interest ads funded by the Koch brothers attacking Senator Tammy Baldwin:

“The dishonest smear attacks continue as out-of-state special interests pour in millions of dollars to take down Tammy Baldwin and replace her with someone willing to sell out Wisconsin families. The truth is, Tammy supports tax cuts for Wisconsin working families, while far-right ideologue Leah Vukmir and Illinois megadonor puppet Kevin Nicholson want to raise taxes on hardworking Wisconsinites so they can gift huge tax cuts to the out-of-state billionaires funding these smear ads.” 


In early October, Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) reintroduced the “Stronger Way Act,” tax reform legislation that would “raise incomes for low- and middle-income families by expanding earned income tax credits and strengthening child tax credits. It would also boost transitional jobs programs.”

And just last week, Senator Baldwin introduced another tax reform proposal that would help small businesses in Wisconsin and across the country by “increas[ing] a tax deduction for business startups by fourfold.”

By contrast, right-wing State Senator Leah Vukmir and out-of-state billionaire puppet Kevin Nicholson have endorsed the GOP tax plan that sends 80% of tax cuts to the wealthiest 1% of Americans, while hiking taxes on working families.