Less than one week out from the primary, GOP candidate Tim Michels and Club for Growth Action both have new ads on the air attacking former Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. While Michels’ campaign did not provide details of the buy, the Club for Growth Action spot is part of a $1.3 million media buy in Wisconsin. The new ad is the second spot released by the group here in the badger state. Both ads feature lines on China which come from Kleefisch’s 2014 trade mission to the country while she was lieutenant governor.

The Michels spot calls Kleefisch an “ultimate Madison insider” who “went to China to sell out Wisconsin workers.” The ad also alleges that Kleefisch went to work for a special interest group backing amnesty for illegal immigrants. The ad concludes with the narrator saying, “Rebecca Kleefisch, the pro-China, pro-amnesty, Anti-Trump politician. She’s the ultimate Madison insider.”

Watch the first ad: Michels ad – YouTube

The Club for Growth Action spot similarly points to a pattern of Kleefisch “being played, being used by China.” The narrator accuses her of “spouting Chinese propaganda” after returning from a “junket” hosted by communist party officials. The narrator also says Kleefisch co-chaired an inclusivity conference that was “part of Tony Evers’ woke agenda” and her “big-money donors back Biden’s liberal agenda.” The spot concludes with the narrator saying, “Rebecca Kleefisch, easy to co-opt, too weak to lead.”

Watch the second ad: https://youtu.be/AqX4KxKUb5A

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