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Missed Sen. Ron Johnson’s Birthday Party? PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by People for the American Way   
Saturday, 09 April 2016 11:46

pfaw-ron-johnson-bdayMILWAUKEE, WI - To celebrate Sen. Ron Johnson’s birthday, Wisconsin activists with People For the American Way, Organizing for Action, and Voces de la Frontera gathered at Sen. Johnson’s Milwaukee office to throw him a birthday party – and send the message that while everyone, even Sen. Johnson, deserves a great birthday party, it’s time for him to end his partisan obstruction and give fair consideration to President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.

ron-johnsonActivists tried to deliver Sen. Johnson and his staff a birthday cake with the message, “Happy Birthday Ron Johnson! Now, #DoYourJob” (pictures are below and attached). Unfortunately, Sen. Johnson and his staff didn’t choose to join in the celebration.

PFAW Regional Political Coordinator Scott Foval stated:

“We hoped to celebrate our senator’s birthday with him, but it seems like just as he doesn’t have time to do his job and give fair consideration to Supreme Court nominee Judge Garland, he doesn’t have time to enjoy some delicious cake with his constituents!

“Now that the party’s over, it’s high time for Sen. Johnson to follow the Constitution and push for hearings and a vote for Judge Garland.”

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 April 2016 12:03
 
Ron Johnson Headed To Vegas To Lure Super PAC Dollars PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Friday, 08 April 2016 15:10

sheldon_adelsonBillionaire Sheldon Adelson contributed over $92 million to Republican super PACs in 2012, and Ron Johnson has 3 of them in need of a sugar daddy.


MADISON - The AP just reported that Sen. Ron Johnson will be in Las Vegas this weekend in an attempt to lure super PAC money out of Republican bigwig Sheldon Adelson. He'll hobnob with the Republican Party's biggest benefactor this weekend in Las Vegas with hundreds of other Republican donors at Adelson’s luxury casino.

rjAdelson contributed over $92 million to Republican super PACs in 2012, and Ron Johnson has 3 of them in need of a sugar daddy.

The news comes on the heels of the Koch brothers’ dark money arm, Americans for Prosperity, launching Ron Johnson’s introductory ad this week.  Content to let billionaires and outside corporate interests speak on his behalf, Sen. Johnson hopes that what happens in Vegas will pay dividends back home in Wisconsin.

AP: Johnson, Walker to speak before Jewish leaders in Vegas

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sen. Ron Johnson and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are both scheduled to speak at a weekend meeting in Las Vegas before hundreds of influential Republican donors and Jewish leaders.

Johnson and Walker will join with presidential candidate Ted Cruz and others at the Republican Jewish Coalition meeting that runs Friday through Sunday.

Johnson's appearance comes as he's in a tough re-election battle with Democrat Russ Feingold. Feingold announced on Thursday that he had raised nearly $3.4 million in the first three months of the year. Johnson has not announced how much he raised for the period.

The RJC is funded by the top political donor of 2012, Sheldon Adelson, and meets at the billionaire's Venetian casino resort on the Strip.

Walker also spoke at last year's RJC meeting.

 
Russ Feingold Raises $3.35 Million in Q1, Over 30,000 Wisconsin Contributors PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Russ for Wisconsin   
Friday, 08 April 2016 10:46

feingold96% of Contributions $100 or less, Average Contribution $49.59 Badger Pledge Remains on the Table.


MIDDLETON - Russ for Wisconsin announced today that the campaign has raised $3.35 million in the first quarter of 2016.

The figure demonstrates a strong start for Russ as the campaign season hits full stride.

Strong grassroots support continues to serve as the backbone of Russ’s campaign. Over 30,000 Wisconsinites have contributed to Russ’s bid for the U.S. Senate. Russ’s contributors hail from all 72 of Wisconsin’s counties. 96% of all Q1 contributions are $100 or less. The average contribution for Q1 is $49.59.

“Tens of thousands of Wisconsinites continue to contribute their time and their resources into building this campaign,” Russ said. “While Sen. Johnson is content to let the three super PACs solely devoted to his bid speak on his behalf, the people of Wisconsin are making it clear that they want leaders who will fight for middle class and working families – not just the wealthy and powerful corporations. I’m very grateful to have such broad grassroots support, and I'll continue to listen to and fight for the people of Wisconsin throughout this campaign.”

Since announcing his candidacy, Russ has traveled to all 72 counties, listening to Wisconsinites in every corner of the state. In June of last year, Russ offered the Badger Pledge to Sen. Ron Johnson to limit outside spending in this campaign. As the Koch Brothers' dark-money arm, Americans for Prosperity, currently runs a million-dollar statewide TV ad backing Sen. Ron Johnson, today marks 300 days without a response from Sen. Johnson on the Badger Pledge.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 April 2016 10:54
 
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