MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - They were not acting.
The six people who claimed in a Walker TV commercial that they got jobs during the Republican governor's term actually did so.
That was after the Walker camp refused to identify the workers, and state Democratic Party chairman Mike Tate called it a "phony" ad while wondering if any the workers' stories were true.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said it tracked down all 4 men and 2 women in Walker's campaign ad -- and they indeed found jobs in the Milwaukee region. The individuals, their employers, and public records were all used to check them out.
Jobs are one of the hot button issues in the governor's race, as Walker touts the 100,000 plus jobs created in the past four years while his challenger Mary Burke cites Wisconsin's slower than normal job growth.
The paper said the 6 workers filmed the commercial at an advertising agency in suburban Milwaukee.
The Democratic Party's Tate says he won't apologize. He said he was glad the six people in question found jobs -- but thousands of Wisconsinites do not share similar success, including over 1,000 workers who lost their jobs in mass layoffs in the past month alone.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)