Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Mary Burke came out of the gate with her first ad. Unfortunately, politfact rated it "pants on fire".
I guess no one can tell the story the way Scott Walker himself does:
As we know there is more: Scott Walker, despite having the most "falses" on the politifact file, of all politicians, is so offended by the Burke ad, he wants it pulled from TV. Apparently the ad intimidates him.While they wait for their friends in the media to pull the ad, they came out with their own counter ad.
Guess what? Its full of Sh*t also:
Joe and Jennifer Korb aren't down on their luck.
It just appears that way on TV.
In recent weeks, the Republican Governors Association has been running a TV ad linking Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke to the state's economic woes under former Gov. Jim Doyle.
The commercial accuses Burke of mismanagement and failure to create jobs during her tenure as Doyle's commerce secretary.
"While families here struggled to find work," the ad says, "Mary Burke's family business outsourced Wisconsin jobs to China."
As the announcer talks about jobless Wisconsin families, a photo of a couple appears on the screen.
The two are never identified. But it's a picture of the Korbs, who live in Madison.
The Korbs help run CHT Apartment Rentals, which owns and manages 600 rental units all around Madison.
The company is owned by Joe's parents, though Joe is listed as an owner on his LinkedIn page. Dun & Bradstreetestimates the company has two dozen employees and annual revenue around $1.5 million.
Dane County records show the Korbs' home has an estimated fair market value of $841,000.
In other words — contrary to the RGA ad — the couple isn't living in the poorhouse.
"I'm certainly not unemployed," Joe Korb said Friday.
No word yet on if Scott Walker will be lobbying to have that ad pulled.
WOW! It is going to be a long next few months!