A new ad in Wisconsin from Republican businessman Terrence Wall, who is seeking the GOP nomination to run against Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold, is parlaying last year's boisterous town halls into an attack ad against the incumbent.
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The ad uses footage of Feingold explaining his vote for the health care bill, "I thought it was a good bill for America, and particularly a good bill for Wisconsin." The announcer and on-screen text then declare: "After 28 years in politics, Russ Feingold isn't listening anymore!" The ad then shows video of angry constituents at the town halls.
The Feingold campaign was quick to respond in a press release, taking issue with the idea that Feingold "isn't listening anymore," when during his Senate tenure he has held listening sessions every year in each of Wisconsin's 72 counties. And they also go right after Wall by pointing to a story that has been dogging him in the local press -- that he has not paid any personal state income tax for 12 out of the last 15 years.