WisDems File Complaint Against Rebecca Kleefisch for Deliberately Misleading Ad

Nov 15, 2011

MADISON-The Democratic Party of Wisconsin today filed a complaint against Rebecca Kleefisch for producing a campaign Web ad that deliberately creates the impression it is being released by the office of lieutenant governor.

Wisconsin law prohibits the use of government resources for partisan political gain and also requires that campaign communications make clear they are paid for by a candidate’s committee. The Kleefisch ad in question has no such identification.

The Kleefisch ad follows a taxpayer-funded propaganda website that apes talking points repeated on campaign communications from corporate front groups such as Americans For Prosperity and the MacIver Institute.

“Rebecca Kleefisch, like Scott Walker, has failed to focus on any other job than her own and appears content to deceive Wisconsin voters using the same tricks being played on our state by corporate patrons like the Koch Brothers,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Wednesday. “Rules apply strictly in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin if you’re a student who wishes to vote, or if you’re a sick child seeking health insurance, or a job seeker hoping to pay her bills, or a woman seeking reproductive health care. They don’t apply if you’re a Tea Party extremist seeking to dupe the public.”