05/07/2012 08:15 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Wisconsin Recall: State Senator Targeted In New Ad

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee's Wisconsin PAC went up on the air over the weekend with its first ad in the state senate recall campaign.

The governor, lieutenant governor and four state senators are facing recall elections. The primaries are on Tuesday, and the general election is on June 5.

The ad by the DLCC, a group dedicated to getting Democrats into state legislatures nationwide, takes aim at state Sen. Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls) for supporting corporate tax breaks while cutting education funding. The DLCC spent $100,000 on broadcast and cable in the district.

"Parents in the 23rd Senate District deserve to know that Terry Moulton is the reason their children have bigger class sizes and their schools have fewer quality teachers," said DLCC Executive Director Michael Sargeant. "Moulton voted for the biggest education cuts in Wisconsin history, and then he used the money to give away billions of dollars in tax breaks to the rich and to out-of-state corporations. Those are not Wisconsin values."

A poll commissioned by the DLCC shows a tight race between Moulton and former Democratic state lawmaker Kristin Dexter. Moulton, however, has a significant cash advantage over his competitor. He currently has about $196,000 on hand, whereas Dexter has $47,000.

Watch the ad:


Terry Moulton has a BIG problem.

You see, Senator Moulton spends a lot of his time helping the BIG guys. Big corporations. BIG donors. Moulton gives them BIG tax breaks…

While giving Wisconsin families the big brush off. Moulton took away $1.6 billion from our kids’ schools. So our kids get BIGGER class sizes and fewer quality teachers…

While Moulton’s buddies get billions in BIG tax breaks.

On June 5th, it’s time to give Terry Moulton the big heave ho.