Super PAC revises ad attacking Feingold on VA
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative group has revised a television ad attacking Democrat Russ Feingold after three Wisconsin television stations pulled the original from the air.
The super PAC Freedom Partners Action Fund on Monday changed the ad after stations in Madison and Green Bay pulled it following complaints from Feingold that it was factually incorrect.
The PAC is funded by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch supporting Republican Sen. Ron Johnson in his re-election bid against Feingold.
The original ad that’s part of a $2 million buy focused on claims that Feingold ignored a 2009 memo from a whistleblower detailing allegations of over-prescribing of opiates at the Tomah veterans facility.
Feingold says he did not receive that memo, so the new ad emphasizes other documents detailing problems at Tomah.