The ads call out Republican candidates for being too extreme for Wisconsin. Devin LaMahieu, Howard Marklein and Roger Roth are the GOP candidates running in the 9th, 17th and 19th Senate districts respectively, and are pictured in the ads. The targeted online ads will run in the Senate districts beginning this week.
“Devin LeMahieu does not represent Wisconsin values and would be a dangerous addition to the Wisconsin Senate,” said Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt. “LaMahieu actually supported the Tea Party effort to shut down the federal government that took us to the brink of economic default,” he said. Neuenfeldt also warned of Howard Marklein’s extreme position in support of the recent $800 million public education cuts in Wisconsin. “This was the biggest public education funding cut in the nation and it put our kids’ futures in jeopardy,” said Neuenfeldt. “It was an irresponsible budget decision and Howard Marklein was 100% behind it.”
“Roger Roth’s opposition to the Equal Pay Enforcement Act, which protects women from wage discrimination by their employers, is just one of his extreme positions that makes him unqualified to represent Wisconsin women,” said Wisconsin AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Stephanie Bloomingdale. “Roger Roth appears to be ok with the fact that Wisconsin women are not on an equal playing field on this issue and this makes Roger Roth too extreme for Wisconsin,” she said.