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Wisconsin recall effort moves into Twin Cities media market

A piece of the Wisconsin recall movement will be soon be seen on Twin Cities-area cable television systems.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and Democracy for America (DFA), two groups organizing the recall of eight Republican state senators who backed Gov. Scott Walker's policies, said today it will be spending $30,000 a week in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market to challenge River Falls-based Sen. Sheila Harsdorf.

Here's the ad.

According to a release from the organizations, PCCC and DFA have already spent more than $600,000 on Wisconsin-wide pro-recall efforts. 

The groups are focusing on seven districts after organizers reported that voters in a La Crosse-area district exceeded the necessary signatures to recall Sen. Dan Kapanke. If signatures are validated, he would face a Democratic challenger, perhaps as early as June 28.

"Sen. Sheila Harsdorf voted to support the Republican war on working families — giving over 100 million dollars to corporations in tax cuts and then asking local families, schools, and communities to pay for it. With this new TV ad, we're holding her accountable for this Republican class warfare against middle-class families," Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, said in the release.

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Comments (1)

While I understand this is a statewide ad, I am disappointed that not one of the pro-recall speakers is listed as being from Sen. Sheila Harsdorf's 10th Senate district; she, of course, is one of those being targeted for recall and a primary reason the ad is running in the Twin Cities market.