Republican Tommy Thompson is invoking the Sept. 11 attacks in a new television ad that features veterans and members of the military questioning Democrat Tammy Baldwin's votes against a resolution honoring victims.
Baldwin's campaign spokesman John Kraus called the ad a dishonest attack and said Thompson is trying to "use human tragedy for his own political gain." He said the ad questions Baldwin's patriotism and is "offensive and disgusting."
The ad refers to Baldwin's vote in 2006 against a resolution paying homage to victims of the attack.
Kraus said Baldwin voted for resolutions honoring 9/11 victims nine times. He said she voted against the 2006 resolution because it included "divisive, political provisions right before the 2006 elections."
The Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin defended Baldwin and called the ad dishonorable.