.@GovEvers' campaign releases ad before Nov election criticizing Republicans over pandemic response.

Six-figure ad buy on TV, digital and mail using funds raised during recall effort.
@GovEvers Response from @SenFitzgerald: "The Governor’s ad shamelessly exploits the COVID crisis to push a partisan political message. Using his own political campaign account to politicize the pandemic and baselessly attack Republicans is about as cynical as it gets."
@GovEvers @SenFitzgerald "As Governor of the State of Wisconsin, attempting to lay the responsibility for pandemic response at the feet of the legislature simply demonstrates Tony Evers’ poor leadership of an administration more focused on politics than on coming together for meaningful reform ..."
@GovEvers @SenFitzgerald "... He has not approached the legislature with any proposal that he wants to see acted on, instead relying on unilateral administrative actions that he knows violate state law, and have failed to make a meaningful difference in combating the public health crisis."
@GovEvers @SenFitzgerald "Just like Governor Evers is politicizing the pandemic here in Wisconsin, inaction from D.C. Democrats is clearly a political calculation intended to prevent President Trump from delivering a win for swing states on the eve of the presidential election," @SenFitzgerald says.
@GovEvers @SenFitzgerald "If and when Congress finally acts, the Wisconsin legislature is prepared to react quickly to implement any needed statutory changes," he said.

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