In a governor’s race full of twists and turns, it has now come to this:
A national conservative group — a Super PAC supported by the Koch brothers in the past — is lighting up social media with nine humorous ads promoting the Libertarian candidate for governor, Robert Burke, because he wants to legalize marijuana.
The videos almost immediately stoked concerns within Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s camp that this was a Republican ploy meant to peel off young voters or confuse people. Five of the nine marijuana ads attack Mary Burke, who is opposing GOP Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday.
“They know that with the last two polls of the election showing a dead heat, they are pulling out all the dirty tricks to try and save Walker from defeat,” said Joe Zepecki, spokesman for Mary Burke.
But Walker’s folks said Mary Burke’s staff must be smoking something because, they noted, there is no evidence linking them to the ads. The first-term governor isn’t mentioned in the marijuana ads. [Read More]