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Roys Breastfeeds in First Campaign Video

Mahlon Mitchell hired a communications director.

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Zach C. Cohen
March 7, 2018, 10:03 a.m.

“Former state Rep. Kelda Helen Roys (D) on Tuesday released her first gubernatorial campaign video — in which she breastfeeds her 4-month-old daughter on camera. … Roys … said the moment wasn’t scripted. … In the ad, Roys talks about working on legislation that banned children’s cups with the chemical bisphenol A (BPA).”

“Though some companies have shown breastfeeding mothers in ads, Roys’ two-minute video is likely the first time a political candidate has been shown nursing on camera in a campaign video.” (Wisconsin State Journal)

ALL ABOUT ALLEN. Firefighters union president Mahlon Mitchell (D) hired Kirsten Allen as his communications director. “She previously served as communications director for Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.).” (Politico)

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