National Progressives Amp Up Recall Air War In Wisconsin (VIDEO)

March 29, 2011 7:03 a.m.

National progressive groups are launching a new series of television ads in Wisconsin calling for the recall of Republican state senators.

The new $100,000 campaign by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy For America comes on the heels of weeks of spending by the two groups hoping to boot some of the senators who voted to kill collective bargaining for thousands of state workers at the urging of Gov. Scott Walker (R).

The new ads will run on broadcast and cable in the Milwaukee and Green Bay media markets. As with past Wisconsin ad campaigns by the PCCC/DFA partnership, the size and scope of the campaign will be determined by online donations. Each group has about 25,000 members in Wisconsin and the pair have around 1.7 million members nationwide.The new ads target six state senators among the eight that Democrats have pledged to recall this year. Under Wisconsin law, elected officials can be recalled after one year in office.

The Milwaukee-area spots target Republican state Sens. Alberta Darling, Glenn Grothman and Mary Lazich. Watch:

The Green Bay-area spots are focused on Sens. Randy Hopper, Robert Cowles and Luther Olsen. Watch:

The ads begin their week-long run today.

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