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Mary Burke unveils first TV ad in her campaign for governor

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Democrat Mary Burke touts her business record and attacks Governor Walker in her first television ad in the race for governor.

The political ad touts Burke's background as a former executive with Trek Bicycle Corp., while also attacking the governor's record on jobs.

A spokesman for the Burke campaign says the ad will air in multiple television markets starting Friday, March 7.

Walker's campaign has yet to release an ad, but the Republican Governors Association has already launched a pair of ads targeting Burke and her 2005-2007 tenure as Secretary of Commerce under former governor Jim Doyle.

When focusing on Walker's jobs record, the spot notes statewide unemployment was never higher than 4.8 percent when Burke was Commerce secretary and never lower than 6.2 percent under Walker.

You can see the ad here.

Walker's campaign spokesman had no immediate comment.

The election is in November. Walker and Burke are the only two candidates in the race.


Burke is currently a member of the Madison Metropolitan School Board.
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