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Roys Releases Second Ad on Healthcare PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelda for Governor, Brian Evans   
Thursday, 02 August 2018 14:06

kelda-roys“We need to make sure healthcare is universally available”

MADISON, WI - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kelda Roys released her second ad, Again, focused on her experience in expanding healthcare access and her plans to continue working to provide healthcare to every Wisconsinite.

A transcript of the ad can be found below, a fact sheet has been included alongside this release, and the ad itself can be viewed here.

“Every single Wisconsinite deserves high-quality, comprehensive, and affordable healthcare,” said Roys. “That’s what I fought for as vice-chair of the Assembly Health and Healthcare Reform Committee, where I was proud to expand access to healthcare. As governor, I will work tirelessly to ensure every single Wisconsinite has access to the care they need at prices they can afford.”

Again Transcript:

Kelda Roys: “We have a long way to go on healthcare. We do. Wisconsin was a leader at one time in expanding access to health care and we can be again. I'm Kelda Roys. When I was in the legislature, we strengthened BadgerCare, and at the end of that long process, about 80,000 more Wisconsinites had access to great healthcare. We need to make sure that healthcare is universally available and that everyone can buy into a great plan like BadgerCare at an affordable cost. And the good news is we have that within our grasp. We can do that.”


Kelda Roys, 39, is a small business owner, attorney, former state representative, and past head of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin who has been standing up for women and families throughout her career. In the Assembly, she stood out as an influential and effective lawmaker, delivering results for working families and helping lead the opposition to Governor Scott Walker’s divisive agenda. As a parent and step-parent of four girls, Roys will fight for paid family leave, affordable childcare, great schools, and quality healthcare for all. In a year in which Wisconsin voters are ready for change, Kelda Roys provides the clearest contrast to Scott Walker.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 August 2018 14:14
Evers Releases New TV Ad, “Vision” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Evers for Governor, Maggie Gau   
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 17:21

tony_eversAd highlights vision needed to beat Scott Walker. Watch it here.

MADISON – Fresh off last week’s NBC News and Marist Poll showing Evers with a double-digit lead over both the Democratic primary field and Governor Scott Walker, Evers is releasing his first television ad which will begin airing Tuesday, July 31. There are just over two weeks until the August 14 primary.

The ad begins with Evers saying, “If we’re going to beat Scott Walker, we need a stronger vision for our future.” He goes on to highlight his experience as State Superintendent and his vision to provide a quality education for every kid in Wisconsin, no matter their zip code. Evers outlines his support for strong investments in early childhood education, our public schools and training for Wisconsin’s workers.

Watch the TV ad, “Vision” here:

It will air in markets across Wisconsin on television and digital channels.

Both Vukmir and Nicholson Support Koch Brothers "Priorities" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brad Bainum   
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 13:55

koch-brothersThe out-of-state billionaires who say they "expect something in return" for their political donations have already spent more than $5.1 million to beat Tammy Baldwin and buy a U.S. Senator who works for them.

MADISON - According to a new report from the Washington Post, the out-of-state billionaire Koch brothers are convinced that both Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson would work to advance their corporate special interest agenda in the U.S. Senate. Via The Post:

"In a private presentation to donors, AFP officials identified six Senate candidates in addition to Blackburn as potential candidates whom they view as supportive of the network's free-market policy priorities: Rick Scott of Florida, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Matt Rosendale of Montana, Patrick Morrisey of West Virginia, Leah Vukmir of Wisconsin and Kevin Nicholson of Wisconsin."

tammy_baldwin_for_senateThe billionaire Kochs say that both Vukmir and Nicholson are "supportive" of their "priorities" -- virtually guaranteeing that the Kochs add to the more than $5.1 million that they've already spent trying to beat Tammy Baldwin and buy a Senator who works for them.

The Koch spending that either Vukmir or Nicholson will benefit from comes with strings attached. In their own words, the brothers "expect something in return" for their prolific political spending. 

Here are some Koch "priorities" that they can count on both Vukmir and Nicholson to advance:

  • Deep cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid -- Both Vukmir and Nicholson have endorsed Republican efforts to cut Wisconsinites’ Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security benefits. Since the 1980s, the Kochs have spent millions trying to abolish Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
  • Tax giveaways for wealthy billionaires like the Kochs and large corporations -- Vukmir and Nicholson support the GOP tax law that sends more than 80 percent of benefits to the richest 1 percent and large corporations like Pfizer, and which has the two Kochs each set to become $1 billion richer -- each year. The Kochs no doubt want to keep the tax cuts coming.
  • Gutting pre-existing condition protections and stripping health care away from millions -- Vukmir and Nicholson support the Kochs' years-long campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take away millions of Americans’ health care access. Vukmir and Nicholson want to replace the ACA with a Republican health care plan that take coverage away from as many as 30 million Americans, gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and let insurance companies charge seniors more.
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