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GOPer Flaunts Boxing Gloves Against Dem -- Who Was A Violent Crime Victim (VIDEO)

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The Associated Press asked Walker spokeswoman Jill Bader whether the ad was in bad taste, in light of Barrett having been attacked. "That was not at all what we're talking about," said Bader.

Granted, boxing gloves probably wouldn't be nearly as bad as the tire iron.

The TPM Poll Average currently gives Walker a lead of 49.0%-42.9%.

(Full disclosure: I was a volunteer back in 2002 for Barrett's first gubernatorial campaign, in the Democratic primary. I have not had any additional political involvement with him since that time.)