Former Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch released a new ad in which she calls Tim Michels, her opponent in the Republican gubernatorial primary, a “hypocrite” who is “lying about illegal immigration.” The 15-second spot shows footage of crowds of people being pushed away from a wall by a line of police as well as people climbing over a wall as the narrator says “The truth: Michels and his Madison pals lobbied to let illegal aliens work on their taxpayer-funded road contracts. Cheap foreign labor to make himself richer? Tim Michaels is out for himself.” As the ad closes, a photo of Michels’ Connecticut home is shown next to a black and white photo of Michels.

The ad comes as Klefisch and Michels, the widely accepted frontrunners for the GOP nomination for governor, have been locked in a heated battle over Michels’ alleged past support for a gas tax increase, use of immigrant labor, and reliance on government contracts to build his wealth. The two will face off against one another as well as fellow Republican Timothy Ramthun during the August 9th partisan primary.

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