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MADISON (AP) — An independent group called Americans for Job Prosperity has altered a television ad that began running last week attacking Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde.

Hovde had complained that the ad was patently false.

On Tuesday, August 7th, the group’s president Stephen DeMaura says it altered language in the ad in response to a complaint made by Hovde’s attorney.

The change affects language in the ad that originally claimed Hovde was sued for tax evasion. The ad now says Hovde tried avoiding property taxes claiming a break he wasn’t owed.

DeMaura says the new version will run through Monday, August 13th.

Hovde on Tuesday released his own new ad touting removal of the original ad and attacking challengers Mark Neumann and Tommy Thompson. Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald is also running.

The winner of Tuesday, August 14th’s primary election will take on Democrat Tammy Baldwin for the Senate seat.

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