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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton smiles as she addresses a crowd during a presidential campaign stop at Gordon Commons on the UW-Madison campus Monday.

Hillary Clinton goes after Gov. Scott Walker's education record in one of two ads set to start airing throughout Wisconsin this week. 

"Wisconsin schools face the biggest cuts in history — because of Scott Walker. Hillary Clinton’s got different priorities for this country," a narrator says in the ad. "Education means a good job, a decent living. So here’s what she’ll do: pre-school for every child, invest in great teachers, and college without crushing debt."

The education ad will air in the Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, La Crosse/Eau Claire and Wausau media markets starting Thursday, according to the Clinton campaign. 

A second ad, set to start airing Wednesday in the Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay markets, focuses on Clinton's history as a former First Lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.

"She’ll never let anyone privatize Social Security and Medicare, or shut down Planned Parenthood. She’ll take on the gun lobby, finally get equal pay for women, and stop the Republicans from ripping all our progress away," the narrator says. 

The ads are part of a six-figure buy, according to the campaign. The education-themed ad will be the first Clinton spot to air in the La Crosse/Eau Claire and Wausau markets.

It's not the first time Clinton has gone after Walker. During his presidential campaign, the two traded jabs over college affordability and education policies, and she has done the same during visits to Wisconsin since he exited the race. 

A Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday showed that Walker's approval rating among Wisconsin voters was above 40 percent for the first time since he ended his presidential bid. Forty-three percent of voters said they approve of the job he's doing.

In the same poll, Clinton trailed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with 45 percent of support among Democratic voters to his 49 percent.

Sanders had events planned in Kenosha, Madison and La Crosse on Wednesday.

Clinton was in Madison, Milwaukee, La Crosse and Green Bay this week.

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Jessie Opoien is the Capital Times' opinion editor. She joined the Cap Times in 2013, covering state government and politics for the bulk of her time as a reporter. She has also covered music, culture and education in Madison and Oshkosh.