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Wisconsin Sen. Baldwin complains about heavy spending against her by interest groups



The fall election campaign will be done in less than two weeks but, for some candidates, campaign season already has lasted many months.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin says super PACs have spent $14 million since early last year running attack ads against her.

“I was joking with some of my colleagues, like, ‘How do you run against a super pac?'” Baldwin, at La Crosse’s city hall Thursday, said. “It’s not a human being, right? That’s what I was experiencing. And then you start thinking about it and, they have an agenda.”

The Democratic Senator from Wisconsin noted that agenda includes wanting more corporate tax breaks, besides wanting a larger Republican majority.

She said she’s hearing voters say that some of the President Donald Trump’s actions, like the tax cuts, aren’t working out the way they were hoping.

“Working really, really hard and they haven’t seen any raises,” Baldwin said. “And, they’re frustrated that they were told when the tax cuts passed that their bosses would give them raises, and instead they’re using that tax break for other things, like dividend payouts, ect.”

The 56-year-old Senator also told reporters she’s hearing concerns about health care, the cost of college and water quality.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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