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Ron Johnson in All the Wrong Places PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melissa Baldauff   
Friday, 31 July 2015 11:10

ron-johnsonMADISON -- Senator Ron Johnson is making all the wrong moves and finding himself in all the wrong places according to a scathing editorial from The Capital Times:

"What distinguishes Ron Johnson is not merely that he is an unthinking partisan who breaks with honest conservatives to cast party-line votes on behalf of Wall Street interests — although, just to be clear, this is consistently the case.

"What distinguishes Ron Johnson is not merely that he has neglected Wisconsin constituents and communities in order to make more time for appearances on Republicans-can-do-no-wrong talk radio shows, where he knows his foibles will go mentioned — although, just be clear, this is consistently the case.

"No, what distinguishes Ron Johnson is his consistent disrespect for the intelligence of the voters of Wisconsin."

The editorial comes on the heels of a week's worth of mistakes that embarrass Wisconsin and showcase Senator Johnson's out-of-touch representation of special interests over Wisconsinites:

"Idiot Inner City Kids" -- Senator Johnson drew national attention for referring to Wisconsin students as "idiot inner city kids" on the radio. Johnson expressed regret for his comments, but failed to address them in an interview on the same radio show with the same host a day after news of his insensitive comment surfaced.

Ron Johnson's "Clown Show" -- Senator Johnson turned a hearing on Iran into a "clown show" according to Vox, who referred to Johnson's unexpected lecture about electromagnetic pulses as a waste of time:

"Johnson's line of questioning, to a top-of-his-field nuclear physicist, is a little like asking Neil Armstrong if he thinks the moon landing might have been faked."

"Pants on Fire" -- Politifact Wisconsin took Ron Johnson's allies to task for running a misleading ad featuring a fake photo of President Obama. "Restoration PAC" was awarded a "Pants on Fire" rating for their ad, which was temporarily pulled from YouTube.    Meanwhile, Johnson has still failed to give a yes or no answer to Russ Feingold's offer of a bipartisan Badger Pledge to limit misleading third-party ads like this one.

Recap -- Ron Johnson's insensitive comments and week worth of mistakes put his out-of-touch beliefs on full display. It's no surprise the Capital Times called Johnson an "unthinking partisan," it's consistent with the moniker he was awarded in 2014 as the 'most clueless member of the U.S. Senate.'

Shadow Group Backs Ron Johnson PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melissa Baldauff   
Thursday, 23 July 2015 11:13

ron-johnsonGroup wants to assassinate foreign leaders, return to gold standard, restructure Social Security.

MADISON - Following the lead of Senator Ron Johnson's decision to gift himself a $10 million self-pay out without documentation, there's no public filings backing up the funding sources of Ron Johnson's first super PAC ad.

"Restoration PAC," an Illinois-based super PAC, has today launched an ad supporting Ron Johnson in Wisconsin despite never filing a Federal Election Commission disclosure form or providing any information on who funds their organization.

The only information Wisconsinites have about this organization is its strict pledge to back candidates who support assassination of foreign leaders, a return to the gold standard, and a complete restructuring of Social Security and Medicare.

"Ron Johnson's top priority is defending billionaires, multimillionaires and big corporations, and now an out-of-state shadow group is returning the favor. This organization has made clear they're only supporting Ron Johnson because he passed their radical litmus test, which includes restructuring Social Security and Medicare and returning to the gold standard," Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Melissa Baldauff said Wednesday.

Restoration PAC has bought $245,000 in ad time. The organization was formed in January 2015 and has never disclosed a single contribution or expense to the Federal Election Commission. Filings are periodically required by law.

Senator Johnson has a rocky history on issues of foreign policy after declaring earlier this year he might trust the Ayatollah of Iran more than President Obama.

Senate Democrats Unveil New Legislative Website PDF Print E-mail
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Written by State Senate Democrats   
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:40

senate-dems-wiMADISON – Wisconsin residents will now have an easier time finding information on state legislative activity thanks to the Senate Democrats' newly unveiled website. Through the updated website, members of the public will be able to learn more about Senate Democratic proposals, track state legislation, view the latest news releases, subscribe to email updates and more.

"Keeping local residents informed and engaged in our public policy discussions has always been a top priority for legislative Democrats," said Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse). "We are always looking for new ways to stay connected with residents and make it easier for families across Wisconsin to know what is happening in their State Capitol. I encourage everyone to visit our new website and share their ideas on how Senate Democrats can help invest in Wisconsin's shared values and move our state forward."

Residents can visit the new site at http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/democrats.

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