The National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) released a new ad this week claiming Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Mandela Barnes is a “defund the police Democrat.” According to the NRSC, the spot will run on TV and digital as part of a six-figure buy.

The spot features a clip of Barnes who says “The minute you talk about reducing a police department’s budget, then it’s like all hell breaks loose. It’s about reallocating funds.” The narrator says Barnes is “talking about defunding the police,” and as a result “murder is up in Milwaukee 40 percent, the fourth-highest increase in the country.”

The ad concludes with the narrator saying “Mandela Barnes. A dangerous Democrat.”

Watch ad here: WI: Defund Police Democrat – YouTube

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