5/13: Tom Nelson releases new ad targeting opponents over Fiserv Forum funding


Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson released a new advertisement this week that criticizes his opponents in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate for supporting public funding of the Fiserv Forum, the arena that hosts the Milwaukee Bucks and the Marquette Golden Eagles.

Nelson argued that the state should not have given more than $250 million in public funding towards the construction of the arena, claiming that it “quadrupled the wealth of the Bucks’ New York billionaire owners” and “took away from needed investments.” Specifically, he targeted Alex Lasry — the son of the Bucks’ owner — and Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes for their support of the funding.

Nelson also criticized both Lasry and Barnes over the state’s provision of tax incentives to Foxconn under the administration of former Governor Scott Walker, claiming that both supported “the historic and massive taxpayer ripoff.”

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