In a pair of new spots from U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, the parents and wife of a former Marine who died after he was overprescribed pain killers denounce attack ads against the Madison Dem over the Tomah VA.
The spots come one day after Baldwin’s GOP rival Leah Vukmir released an ad in which she charged the Dem senator knew about the opioid crisis at the Tomah VA, but did nothing and “a veteran died.”
Baldwin’s campaign said it’s putting six figures behind the new ads, which will run statewide.
Jason Simcakoski died from mixed use toxicity in 2014, and his parents Marv and Linda are featured in one of Baldwin’s new ads, while his widow Heather is in the other.
In both 60-second spots, they recall Jason as someone who wanted “to be No. 1 at what he did” and was “the type of Marine that gave 100 percent.” The ads then note Jason suffered a head injury and went to Tomah.
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