John Franz is mad as hell and he’s not going to take this anymore.
“It’s not like I enjoy some of the ads, and hate others — I hate them all,” the Madison resident says of the explosion of political commercials in advance of Wisconsin’s June 5 recall election. “It’s visceral. If one comes on I grab the remote to turn off the TV, or at least the channel.”
The email from Tom Barrett went out at 10:05 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, about an hour after he was declared the winner of the Democratic primary in the recall election for governor. The email said a number of things but asked for only one: cash.
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California contributions data provided by the National Institute on Money in State Politics (FollowTheMoney.org).
Wisconsin contributions data provided by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (wisdc.org).