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Political ad slams Tom Barrett, Kathleen Falk in governor's race

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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (courtesy of Foxnews.com)
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (courtesy of Foxnews.com)

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Tom Barrett has not said whether he’ll run for governor this spring.

But that’s not stopping the Republican Governors Association from attacking Democrats Barrett and Kathleen Falk in a TV ad.

The RGA is running a 30-second ad throughout Wisconsin Friday that attacks Barrett’s taxing and spending record as Milwaukee’s mayor, and Falk’s record when she was the Dane County executive.

Falk declared her candidacy a few weeks ago in the expected recall election against Republican Governor Scott Walker.

Barrett has said he’ll announce before the April 3rd mayoral election whether he’ll try to win the governor’s office again. Barrett lost to Walker in the last gubernatorial contest in 2010.

Two other Democrats have also said they’re running for governor – State Senator Kathleen Vinehout of Alma and Secretary of State Doug La Follette.

The primary is tentatively set for May 8th, and the general election would take place June 5th. 

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