PRESS RELEASE: Latest Ad on ALEC: Leah Vukmir Tried to Hide Her ALEC Marching Orders from Wisconsinites, But Her Special Interest Secret Is Out

“It’s no secret: Leah Vukmir’s not for us.”

MADISON — The Tammy Baldwin for Senate campaign today released a new ad unveiling what Leah Vukmir tried to hide from Wisconsinites: Her special interest marching orders from ALEC to help insurance companies.

“Secret” unveils how Leah Vukmir tried to hide dozens of emails, including messages from ALEC lobbyists with instructions to block Medicaid expansion and help insurance companies. Leah Vukmir was sued and forced to release those emails, sticking Wisconsin taxpayers with $15,000 in legal bills.

WATCH: “Secret”

“Leah Vukmir tried to hide that she was taking instructions from shadowy special interest ALEC lobbyists, but she was caught red-handed and Wisconsin taxpayers had to foot the bill,” said campaign spokesperson Bill Neidhardt. “Leah Vukmir was forced to reveal her special interest instructions, although it’s no secret Leah Vukmir puts insurance companies ahead of Wisconsinites.”

Leah Vukmir’s ties to ALEC have been a focal point for voters who are looking for someone who is on their side, not working for insurance companies and special interests. Watch the two previous ads on Leah Vukmir’s ALEC history: “Shadowy” & “Really

BACKGROUND:

  • Leah Vukmir tried to hide dozens of emails from public view.
  • HEADLINE: “Sen. Leah Vukmir tries to sidestep open records suit” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9/12/2013]
  • Vukmir’s emails included messages from ALEC lobbyists with instructions to block Medicaid expansion.
  • [Pages 85 and 111, Vukmir-ALEC Open Records Requests, 04/19/2013]
  • Leah Vukmir was sued and forced to release those emails she wanted to keep secret.  
  • The Leah Vukmir lawsuit cost Wisconsin taxpayers $15,000 in legal bills.
  • HEADLINE: “State to pay $15,000 in settlement of suit against Vukmir” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/28/2014]

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