Democratic Party Files Complaint Against Gov. Walker Over TV Ad

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Democratic Party has filed a complaint against Republican Gov. Scott Walker over his latest television ad.

The ad released Wednesday includes footage of Walker touting new jobs data that the state made public earlier in the day.

The Democratic Party alleges in the complaint sent to the Dane County district attorney and the state elections board that Walker illegally used state time and resources to craft a political message in violation of the law.

Walker's campaign spokeswoman Ciara Matthews dismisses the charge, saying Walker shot various versions of the ad in advance of when the final number was known. She says the final version of the ad was completed Thursday morning before being electronically sent to stations.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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