GOP Responsible for 78% Of Political Ads In Wisconsin

With a key Senate race and a much-watched recall election in the state, an unprecedented amount of money is being spent on political ads in Wisconsin, but Republicans and their super PAC allies are dominating the airwaves. According to an analysis by Gannett, more than $18 million had been spent on ads as of April 25, including millions from outside groups — more than ever before — but an astonishing 78 percent of that is supporting GOP candidates. The biggest spender is a group backing Gov. Scott Walker (R) in his recall bid, but the state’s large field of Republican Senate candidates are also buying plenty of advertisements, hoping to face off against progressive Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-WI) in November. “There’s nothing to compare this to, there really is not,” said Mike McCabe, executive director of the good government advocacy group Wisconsin Democracy Campaigns. “We are in uncharted territory.”