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Green Bay, Milwaukee TV markets seeing spring election ads


GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin TV viewers are just starting to be reminded that there are two statewide elections two weeks from Tuesday.

Candidates for the State Supreme Court and state public school superintendent put out their first general election TV ads.

Supreme Court challenger Ed Fallone took out a 30-second ad in Milwaukee and Green Bay, the state’s two largest TV markets. A narrator says incumbent Pat Roggensack, “refused to hold David Prosser accountable for choking another justice.”

Fallone was referring to the alleged 2011 chokehold Justice Prosser placed on colleague Ann Walsh Bradley. Both have said Prosser did not apply pressure.

Prosser was targeted with an ethics complaint, but it’s been nullified – at least for now – because Roggensack and 3 other justices have said they would not rule on a punishment for Prosser because they were direct witnesses to the incident.

Roggensack’s campaign consultant, Brandon Scholz, said it’s disappointing that Fallone is running a negative campaign.

Meanwhile, state Superintendent Tony Evers has the first TV ad in his race with Assembly Republican Don Pridemore. He’s also targeting the state’s two largest markets, saying he was against the cuts in state school aid in Governor Scott Walker’s first budget in 2011.

Evers said the budget was, “balanced on the backs of kids.”