Watchdog Group Slams Koch Brothers Funded TV Ad in Wisconsin

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Washington, D.C.— Public Campaign Action Fund responded to a new television ad by the corporate front group Americans for Prosperity today, lambasting it as out of touch with the values of Wisconsin workers.

Statement from David Donnelly, national campaigns director for Public Campaign Action Fund:

“The new ad by Americans for Prosperity is, not surprisingly, misleading--which is exactly what we should expect from a front group bought and paid for by the Koch Brothers, the same family that has bankrolled anti-union, anti-environmental, and anti-democratic initiatives throughout the country.

“There is now no doubt that this debate in Wisconsin is about whether conservative tycoons like Charles and David Koch and the politicians the support, like Governor Walker, will succeed in their radical vision of a government owned and operated by corporate special interests. The Kochs already run four subsidiaries in Wisconsin. Now they believe they can own a fifth: state government itself. Voters in Wisconsin support the protesters, and are smart enough to reject the ad from Americans for Prosperity as inaccurate, misleading, and out of step with their values.”

On Tuesday, Public Campaign Action Fund released a memo highlighting the millions of dollars spent by the Koch Brothers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and other corporate interest groups in the 2010 elections to benefit Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisc.) and other Wisconsin Republicans.