Koch Group Pours Seven Figures Into Scott Walker Ads

MADISON, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 21:  Republican Presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announces September 21, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin, his suspension of his campaign. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)
MADISON, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 21: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a news conference September 21, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin, Walker, a one-time Iowa front-runner in the Republican presidential race, announce... MADISON, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 21: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a news conference September 21, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin, Walker, a one-time Iowa front-runner in the Republican presidential race, announced that he is ending his bid for the White House. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative advocacy group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is launching a $1.8 million ad buy for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin announced the TV, cable and digital ad buy on Tuesday. It’s the latest in a series of seven-figure ad buys in the race that pits the Republican Walker against the state schools chief, Democrat Tony Evers.

The AFP ad quotes positive comments from Evers for Walker’s most recent education budget, including calling it “pro-kid.”

Evers has said that he praised the additional spending for public schools because Walker was proposing much of what Evers put forward as state superintendent.

Walker has cast himself as an “education governor,” while Evers has said Walker is trying to hide his record cutting spending and attacking collective bargaining.

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