Americans for Prosperity Ad: Wisconsin Public Employees Are ‘Abandoning Our Children’ (VIDEO)

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February 22, 2011 12:30 p.m.

Americans for Prosperity will launch a television ad in Wisconsin on Wednesday that says public employees “walked off their jobs, abandoning our children” and that Democratic state senators “don’t even have the guts to show up for their jobs.”

The Tea Party affiliated group’s $342,200 ad buy is part of its “Stand With Walker” initiative to support Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The ad will run on network and cable channels across the state beginning on Wednesday and continuing through March 1, AFP said in a news release. AFP says it has already collected 60,000 signatures in support of Walker.

“Incredibly, President Obama backs the union bosses and floods Wisconsin with out-of-state political protesters,” the ad’s narrator says.

The ad asks whether “voters” or “government unions” decide Wisconsin’s future and says Gov. Walker “has the courage to do what’s right for Wisconsin.

View the ad below.

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