Governor Walker takes on Washington in new campaign ad

Governor Walker takes on Washington in new campaign ad
Posted at 11:28 AM, Jun 05, 2018

Governor Scott Walker goes after “Washington politicians” in a new campaign ad as he seeks re-election for a third term.

The TV ad features a doctor blaming the Affordable Care Act - better known as Obamacare, for rising health insurance premiums: “Washington politicians keep promising to fix the problem, but it never happens," the ad says.

In the 2016 campaign, President Trump as well as House and Senate Republicans promised to “repeal and replace” Obamacare.

The House - lead by House Speaker Paul Ryan did vote to repeal and replace ACA but a different version in the Republican controlled Senate failed.

The new ad by Walker, a long time critic of Obamacare, is the fifth in a $1.4 million media campaign to highlight his record in Wisconsin. 

In February, Gov. Walker signed a $200 million plan to help lover insurance costs. It won bipartisan support .

The plan is expected to help more than 200,000 Wisconsin residents who watched their premiums jump on average 36% this year.

“Our bipartisan plan invests $200 million to help lover premiums for Wisconsin families - because we can’t wait for Washington to get the job done," Walker says in the ad.

75 percent on the money will be federal dollars.

Democrats say Governor Walker's decisions on health care have come at the cost of taxpayers.

"Scott Walker is the anti-health care governor. His rejection of federal Affordable Care Act resources, done to boost his national political image, he has forced Wisconsinites to pay $1 BILLION more to cover 79,000 fewer people over the past five years," the Democratic Party of Wisconsin's Melanie Conklin said in a statement.