MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Republican Party has filed a complaint with the state elections board over a full-page newspaper ad by Trek Bicycle Corp., saying it amounts to an illegal contribution to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.
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She is the sister of Trek president John Burke. Their father started the company in the 1970s and Mary Burke previously worked there as a top executive.
Trek's Sunday newspaper advertisement came in reaction to a television ad by Gov. Scott Walker accusing his opponent of making millions while working for a company that shipped jobs overseas where women and children earn as little as $2 an hour.
A spokeswoman for Trek had no immediate comment on the complaint filed with the state Government Accountability Board.