Brookfield, Wis. — Instead of running on her own record to kick off the general election, Two-Faced Tammy Baldwin is smearing Leah Vukmir while the vast majority of special interests funding Baldwin's own campaign are from out of state. Chief among them is the anti-Israel group J-Street, which supported Obama's Iran nuclear deal.
“Two-Faced Tammy Baldwin can’t run on her own record, which explains why her first general election ad is negative and falsely tears down Wisconsin’s Leah Vukmir,” said campaign manager Jess Ward. "On campaign donations: the vast majority of Two-Faced Tammy’s funds come from out-of-state, while Leah is supported by Wisconsinites who know Leah will fight for them.
"Nothing has made Two-Faced Tammy’s failure to represent Wisconsin clearer than when she accepted nearly $150,000 from J-Street which, like Baldwin, supported Obama’s dangerous nuclear deal with Iran. When it comes to tougher sanctions against Iran and national security, Tammy has never been in Wisconsin’s corner.”
Nearly three-fourths of Tammy Baldwin’s donors since 2013 are from outside Wisconsin, whereas almost two-thirds of Leah Vukmir’s donors from the primary were from inside Wisconsin. (Federal Elections Commission, Accessed 8/20/18)
One of Tammy Baldwin’s top donors is J Street who has given her $148,688.“J Street: Total: $148,688; Individual: $138,982; PAC: $9,706.” (Open Secrets, Accessed 08/20/18)
J Street is a DC organization that like Baldwin supports Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.“J Street was one of the biggest backers of President Barack Obama's Iran nuclear deal, which was called a ‘historic mistake’ by the Israeli government, and threw millions of dollars into a public relations blitz in an attempt to garner support from the public on the deal.” (The Washington Free Beacon, 05/01/18)
Baldwin gets nearly $60,000 from group against Iranian sanctions. “U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin - who was against Iranian sanctions before she was for them - has received nearly $60,000 for her Senate bid from a group that says the American policy of imposing sanctions and trying to ‘publicly threaten and insult Iran’ does little more than strengthen the country's hard-liners. The Council for a Livable World, which opposes nuclear weapons, argues that Iran poses no current threat to the United States.” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 10/17/12)