Last night Vice President Joe Biden told Ed that Wisconsin's recall election is the template for overcoming the cash advantage Republicans have as a result of the Citizens United ruling. Today- Wisconsin Senator Jon Erpenbach stars in a new ad for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s run in the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall. The ad positions Sen. Erpenbach as one who lead the charge against Scott Walker’s “war in Wisconsin”—making him a valuable endorser for all those who participated in the 2011 protests.
“I’m Jon Erpenbach, and I want you to know that I’m supporting Tom Barrett for governor. Tom will restore collective bargaining for teachers and public employees and he’ll stand up for our jobs, our schools and our families. Tom Barrett will beat Scott Walker and bring Wisconsin together.”
Barrett’s spot comes the same day Scott Walker rolled out an ad apparently touting job growth in Wisconsin—saying that the state added more than 17,000 private sector jobs in the first two months of this year (but it fails to mention that when you take into account last year’s losses the amount of private jobs added since Walker’s been in office amounts to 8,100). Didn’t Walker promise to create 250,000 jobs by 2015?
Apparently Barrett's campaign has drawn the attention of Walker's. While Walker's team has produced ads targeting both Barrett and Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk he's currently only bought ad time for the anti-Barrett spot. Which Barrett's team seemed to take as a good sign: