Scott Walker, the longtime Republican darling, has joined up with another former Wisconsin governor — Jim Doyle, a Democrat — to urge people to get vaccinated.
Scott Walker, the former Wisconsin governor, presidential candidate and longtime Republican darling, has joined up with another former Wisconsin governor who’s on the opposite side of the political spectrum — Jim Doyle, a Democrat — to urge people to get vaccinated.
In a new public service announcement to air across Wisconsin television beginning this week and shared with POLITICO, Walker and Doyle banter back and forth.
"Let’s do a commercial together, reminding people in Wisconsin how important it is to be vaccinated,” Walker says in the ad.
The two joined up as officials in Wisconsin — like many battleground states that are ideologically divided — are attempting to reach out to pockets of the population that have resisted getting vaccinated.
UW Health, an academic medical system that is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, which is behind the public service announcement, moved to cut the ad as the state attempts to address a sharp disparity in vaccination rates in different counties.