Ron Johnson, backpedaling on the statements he made advocating the licensing of guns, blamed the “mistake” on being a first time candidate. The original comment was made back in June. Johnson is not a “new” candidate anymore.
Johnson has been running for Senate since May, and has a new television ad out accusing Senator Feingold of slinging mud while Johnson is “focusing on our future.”
So focused that his campaign is churning out daily press releases until election day, highlighting questionable projects from the stimulus, passed into law in Feburary of 2009.
Johnson also mentions “government-run health care” in his ad, which is not only non-existent (except for the VA), but the law he is alluding to was signed in March.
The job losses Johnson mentions have been steadily declining since President Obama took over, and for the last several months companies have been hiring again.
With ten seconds of the ad left, Johnson still has time to “focus on our future.” His solutions are “discipline, hard work, common sense.”
Ron Johnson is running for United States Senate. At this point he’s been doing it long enough that he should have at least the basic tenets of a platform carved out, not just slogans from motivational posters.
The Feingold campaign has a new ad highlighting Senator Feingold’s votes against trade agreements that have cost American jobs, and initiatives Feingold backed to put Americans back to work.
Ron Johnson’s campaign shot back against this awful behavior with a press release calling Feingold a career politician (the GOP has a severe dearth of ideas right now, see this RPW release). Presumably the Johnson campaign is trying to take the focus off Johnson’s praise for the job-killing trade agreements he applauded as “creative destruction” last week.
As the Johnson campaign continues to fail to present any policy solutions, they are instead going after a few cases of questionable stimulus projects. A report prepared at taxpayer expense by the staffs of Senators Coburn and McCain details 100 projects performed with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act–some wasteful, some simply a victim of a timing conflict with local businesses that eventually would have happened anyway.
Johnson’s campaign tries to do my job for me, presenting a quote from Senator Feingold on the stimulus saying “these funds must be spent wisely.” Indeed Ron, and 99% were.
Ron Johnson got the endorsement from the GOP because he’s made a lot of money manufacturing plastics. As Mr. Johnson has absolutely nothing else to run on, his campaign, assisted by the Republican Party of Wisconsin, has been reduced to “career politician” name-calling. F. Jim Sensenbrenner has been collecting paychecks as a legislator since 1968. No ideas from these jokers…