Politics & Policy

Ribble Rips Kagen in New Ad

Last week I wrote about how difficult it is to run as a Democrat in Wisconsin this year. Specifically, I looked at the outrageous false claims made by state Sen. Julie Lassa and Rep. Steve Kagen about their opponents’ positions on Social Security — two Democrats who will do anything to avoid talking about their records on health-care reform and other highly unpopular policy items.

Now, Kagen’s opponent Reid Ribble (R) is hitting back with this new ad, slamming the two-term Democrat for his outright falsehoods:

Hard to blame Kagen, who once bragged he was “helping to write” the health-care reform bill, for not wanting to discuss his positions on the issues voters are most concerned about. Here’s what happens:

Andrew StilesAndrew Stiles is a political reporter for National Review Online. He previously worked at the Washington Free Beacon, and was an intern at The Hill newspaper. Stiles is a 2009 ...

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