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Former rivals Walker, Doyle join together to promote vaccine

Published: Jun. 10, 2021 at 10:49 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin governors Jim Doyle and Scott Walker don’t agree on much, but they are joining together to call for people to get the COVID-19 vaccine in a new public service television advertisement released Thursday.

The spot produced by UW Health features the Republican Walker placing a Zoom call to Doyle, a Democrat.

In the spot, Walker asks Doyle to do an ad with him promoting vaccination and Doyle quips, “That may be the best idea you’ve ever had.”

“Tonette and I encourage all Wisconsinites to get vaccinated and enjoy a great Wisconsin summer again,” Walker said.

As of Wednesday, nearly 49% of Wisconsin residents have received at least one dose of vaccine and just over 43% are fully vaccinated.

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