MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly launched his first campaign television ad Thursday as he tries to fend off two liberal-leaning challengers.
The conservative-leaning Kelly’s daughter, Anna, narrates the ad. She calls him a great judge who reads a lot. The camera then cuts to Kelly paging through law books.
“Statutes. Fascinating,” Kelly says.
The ad also shows Kelly staring at a copy of the U.S. Constitution handing on a wall.
“Perfection,” he says proudly.
Kelly goes on to declare that “America’s great, da Bears stink, no judge should rewrite the law.”
The ad makes no mention of Kelly’s opponents, Jill Karofsky and Ed Fallone. He will square off against both of them in a Feb. 18 primary. The top two vote-getters will meet in the April 7 general election.
Charles Nichols, Kelly’s campaign manager, said the ad will play through the primary in Milwaukee, Wausau, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Minneapolis and Duluth, Minnesota. He said the buy was a little more than $150,000.
Neither Karofsky or Fallone have launched any television ads yet.