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New Burke TV ad says Walker approach on jobs "isn't working"

WAUSAU, WI (WTAQ) - Democratic challenger Mary Burke took out a new TV ad Friday attacking Governor Scott Walker's record on jobs.

The ad said that "Walker's top-down approach just isn't working."

Burke expanded on that during a visit Thursday to Wausome Foods in Wausau, a small start-up company that makes specialty cheese crackers.

Burke accused the governor's administration for not putting enough money into small start-ups -- and she said the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is not using all the capital and resources it has available.

Burke, a former Trek Bicycle executive and state commerce secretary, said red tape needs to be cut, and resources need to go to the places and entrepreneurs who need it most.

The Walker campaign accused Burke of trying to "belittle" the state's economic comeback, saying Wisconsin has created 100,000 jobs and saw its jobless rate drop during the governor's tenure.

Burke's new ad again notes that Walker has fallen short of the quarter-million private sector jobs he promised in his four-year term.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)