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Baldwin Launches First Attack Ad Of General Election Against Vukmir

Spot Targets Republican Challenger Leah Vukmir For Her Work With National Conservative Group ALEC

Sen. Tammy Baldwin
In this Tuesday, April 25, 2017 file photo, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Alex Brandon/AP Photo

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin has launched her first attack ad of the general election against Republican challenger Leah Vukmir.

The spot released Monday targets Vukmir for her work with a national conservative group that draws up model legislation for state lawmakers to propose. Vukmir is on the national board of the American Legislative Exchange Council.

ALEC is a national organization that brings together state lawmakers and corporate lobbyists to craft legislation supporting free markets, limited government and federalism.

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The group and its work is a frequent target of Democrats and other liberals.

Baldwin’s ad calls ALEC a “shadowy organization” and alleges Vukmis is “not for us” because she took money from ALEC members to push its agenda in Wisconsin.

Vukmir’s campaign says Baldwin is being a hypocrite because she took out-of-state donations from liberal special interest groups.