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Wisconsin Democrat launches ad in treasurer’s race

July 19, 2018 GMT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democrat running for state treasurer is launching her first television ad.

Sarah Godlewski’s ad promises that she will be a fiscal watchdog for the state, showing her correcting children as they give her change at a lemonade stand. She also boasts in a voiceover that her work for the U.S. Department of Defense saved tens of millions of tax dollars.

Godlewski’s campaign spokeswoman, Jessica Lovejoy, said the ad will beginning running in the Madison market Thursday. She declined to comment on the cost.

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Godlewski said in a telephone interview that she worked as a civilian adviser for the Defense Department during the war in Iraq. Asked for proof that she saved tens of millions of tax dollars she said she couldn’t comment because her work was top secret.

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This story has been updated to correct Jessica Lovejoy’s title to campaign spokeswoman.