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Ron Johnson's Rhetoric Doesn't Match His Record PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melissa Baldauff   
Sunday, 17 May 2015 09:39

ron-johnson-speaksJohnson supports trade deals that ship Wisconsin jobs overseas while claiming to be a job creator.


MADISON - After spending a week in Washington, D.C. risking Wisconsin jobs by promoting the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership, Ron Johnson today repeated empty talking points to his supporters at the Republican Party of Wisconsin state Convention.

Johnson's routine claims to create Wisconsin jobs stand in stark contrast to his support for trade deals that serve big corporations and billionaires and ship Wisconsin jobs overseas.

"Ron Johnson will say anything in an attempt to hide his support for job-killing policies and his role as a servant to big corporations, billionaires, and multimillionaires," Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Saturday. "He refuses to listen to Wisconsin."

Johnson has called the more than 74,000 Wisconsin jobs lost due to trade deals "creative destruction" and "anecdotal."

Russ Feingold, a champion of Wisconsin's families and middle class, is a strong opponent of trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership that ship even more American jobs overseas.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 May 2015 10:02
 
Part-Time Governor Walker Brings Washington, D.C. to Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melissa Baldauff   
Friday, 15 May 2015 14:45

scottwalker-dreamMADISON - In a rare stop through the state he was elected to serve before another presidential campaign trip to Iowa, Scott Walker will be in La Crosse this weekend as Wisconsin Republicans hold their annual state convention, and the part-time governor is bringing Washington, D.C. with him.

PolitiFact Wisconsin today examined Walker’s travels, finding that so far in 2015 Walker has spent less than half his time in the state. Walker’s travels have included overseas trips to Israel and Europe intended to bolster his foreign policy credentials, and trips to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, New York, Florida, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

Steven Davis, a political science professor at Edgewood College in Madison, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Walker is, “doing the bare minimum in discharging his duties as governor." Davis added that voters, “are starting to put it together and, at a time when he should be back home and on message, he’s not, he’s out running for president."

Even as Walker has been out of Wisconsin more than half the time this year, he’s still running as a Washington outsider and Wisconsin guy. But his campaign decisions and campaign travel paint a different picture than the image he portrays on the campaign trail -- Walker has visited Washington, D.C. every month this year and hired 11 staffers from D.C., to include a hire from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office announced today.

“Scott Walker is selling himself as a Washington outsider, but he’s literally treating Wisconsin -- where the taxpayers pay his salary -- like a flyover state as he runs for president,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Friday. “Unless he’s going to stick around, balance the budget, accept funds to strengthen BadgerCare, and do his job, why bother stopping by? Maybe he’s just dropping off more new staffers from Washington, D.C. before he heads to Iowa.”

Walker Staff Hires from Washington, D.C.

Andrew Bremberg http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/andrew-bremberg-joins-scott-walker-117987.html
Jon Waclawski  http://time.com/3859694/republican-primary-2016-calendar-rules/
Rick Wiley http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/01/07/us/politics/ap-us-gop-2016-walker.html?_r=0
Kirsten Kukowski http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/02/politics/scott-walker-2016-campaign-hires/
Jenny Drucker http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/walker-targets-romney-donors-jeb-turf-114894.html
Mike Gallagher http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/walker-hires-domestic-foreign-policy-advisers-115299.html?hp=r2_4
Kristin Jackson http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/walker-hires-domestic-foreign-policy-advisers-115299.html?hp=r2_4
AshLee Strong http://blogs.rollcall.com/wgdb/strong-leaving-the-senate-heading-to-wisconsin-for-walker/?dcz=
Matt Hall http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2015/03/25/romney-campaign-official-joins-gov-scott-walkers-effort
Dan Vajdich http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/chi-scott-walker-foreign-policy-20150410-story.html#page=1
Reagan Thompson http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/chi-scott-walker-foreign-policy-20150410-story.html#page=1

 
WisDems Call Russ Feingold "A Champion for All Wisconsinites" PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melissa Baldauff   
Thursday, 14 May 2015 16:59

feingoldMADISON – Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate on the announcement that Russ Feingold will run for U.S. Senate in 2016.

“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Russ Feingold to the race for U.S. Senate next year.

“After four years of Ron Johnson’s failure to serve our middle class, Wisconsin voters are ready for a leader who isn’t beholden to wealthy special interests and won’t waste time on petty, partisan, political battles that stand in the way of ensuring economic opportunity for all.

“That’s why there is an incredible sense of optimism and enthusiasm for Russ Feingold entering this race. Russ Feingold is a tried and true champion for all Wisconsinites who will put their interests first and work every day for seniors, veterans, students, and working families – not the millionaires and billionaires who have already gotten everything they wanted and more from bought-and-paid-for Ron Johnson.

"Wisconsin deserves better than Ron Johnson and we are confident that Russ Feingold will defeat him next year.”

 
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