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Emily's List to spend $1.2 million on TV ads for Burke in race against Walker


MADISON, Wisconsin — A national group that works to elect Democratic who support abortion rights plans to spend $1.2 million on television ads for Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.

Emily' List announced Monday that it would begin airing ads statewide in early October. Emily's List says the first spots will focus on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's record on women's health.

As of late last week, total GOP-leaning spending on advertising was close to $7 million, outpacing the Democrats' $5.4 million on the air.

Emily's List has gotten involved in previous Wisconsin elections. It spent $3.5 million to help elect Sen. Tammy Baldwin in 2012.

The group says it is launching a voter mobilization and education project in Wisconsin to get women to the polls to vote for Burke.

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