Walker releases first ad in recall

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker tells The Associated Press in an exclusive interview that he will be launching a series of television ads in the coming weeks featuring real people talking about how initiatives he backed are working in their communities.

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His first ad features a school board member from Waukesha saying that Walker gave her district options necessary to reduce costs and put money in the classroom. She is referring to Walker’s proposal that forced teachers and other workers to pay more for their pension and health care costs, but also took away nearly all their collective bargaining rights.

That same proposal is what spurred the recall effort against Walker that was scheduled to begin early Tuesday.

In the ad Walker says, “Wisconsin’s best days are yet to come. It won’t happen overnight, but we are on our way.”

As he speaks words on the screen appear saying “Progress: Yes” then “Recall: No.”

The ad is being released during the Green Bay Packers’ Monday night football game and his campaign manager Keith Gilkes says it will run statewide, except in Milwaukee, for at least a week.