Americans for Prosperity runs new pro-Walker ad

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two conservative groups have launched a new television ad supportive of Gov. Scott Walker’s initiatives, including curbing public employees’ collective bargaining rights.

The 60-second ad is by the Americans for Prosperity Foundation and the MacIver Institute. Matt Seaholm, state director of Americans for Prosperity, said Friday the buy is for more than $500,000 and the ad is running in Milwaukee, Green Bay, La Crosse and Wausau.

It comes on the heels of an ad Walker launched Monday across the state, except in Milwaukee.

The new ad doesn’t mention Walker by name but instead includes various people talking about Walker’s initiatives to balance the state’s budget without laying off workers or raising taxes.