Baldwin launches first attack ad of general election
Aug. 20, 2018
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin has launched her first attack ad of the general election against Republican challenger Leah Vukmir.
The spot released Monday targets Vukmir for her work with a national conservative group that draws up model legislation for state lawmakers to propose. Vukmir is on the national board of the American Legislative Exchange Council.
ALEC is a national organization that brings together state lawmakers and corporate lobbyists to craft legislation supporting free markets, limited government and federalism.
The group and its work is a frequent target of Democrats and other liberals.
Baldwin's ad calls ALEC a "shadowy organization" and alleges Vukmis is "not for us" because she took money from ALEC members to push its agenda in Wisconsin.
Vukmir's campaign says Baldwin is being a hypocrite because she took out-of-state donations from liberal special interest groups.