Furlong weighs in for story on early gubernatorial ad

Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences Scott Furlong offered his take Monday (Feb. 17) on an early gubernatorial race ad from the Republican Governors Association. The advertisement criticizes Burke’s record as Commerce Secretary in the Doyle administration, and also as CEO of Trek Bicycles. It’s as early an election-cycle ad as Furlong can remember for a governor’s race, he told reporter Kelly Schlicht. “Typically you’d want to wait until after the primaries are done to go after one person,” Furlong said, “but at this point it looks like it’s just going to be Mary Burke for the Democrats, so (the Republicans) can go out and spend that money, and my guess is they have that money to spend.” Full story.