Vukmir campaign ad steers clear of Pres. Trump, Gov. Walker, GOP

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Leah Vukmir

MADISON — The latest campaign ad from U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir doesn’t mention her support for President Donald Trump or Gov. Scott Walker, two areas she hammered home during the primary.

The ad released Friday doesn’t even refer to the fact that Vukmir is a Republican.

The spot is the first from Vukmir during the general election where she faces Democratic incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

Unlike previous Vukmir spots, it steers clear of her conservative background. In the primary, she touted herself as a “proven conservative” and ran spots emphasizing how she stood with Walker in the state Senate and supported Trump.

But the new spot emphasizes that she’s the daughter of immigrants, worked as a nurse and raised two children.

Democratic Party spokesman Brad Bainum says Vukmir “cannot hide the fact that she’s spent her past 16 years in Wisconsin’s state Legislature working for corporate special interests.”

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