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Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder - "The Immigration Edition" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Friday, 10 June 2016 10:59

rjMADISON - Sen. Johnson made so many missteps this week it was hard to choose just one. He continues to support his pal “The Donald,” despite the presumptive Republican nominee’s racist comments, and now he’s ducking reporters' questions rather than denouncing Trump. But rather than remind readers of Sen. Johnson’s love of all things “Trump,” we wanted to highlight his out-of-touch comments on immigrants.

Johnson has campaigned on the slogan of “walls work” when it comes to immigration. But in an interview with WCCO, in his home state of Minnesota this week, he went one step further, stereotyping millions of hardworking Americans. Referencing Trump’s plan to deport 11 million immigrants Johnson said, “Who is going to milk cows in Wisconsin? Who is going to pick vegetables in California, roof our homes, build our homes, clean our hotels?” Someone should remind the Senator that 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children.


Blunder - AUDIO

Last Updated on Friday, 10 June 2016 11:09
 
Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama Coming to Green Bay Wednesday PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by GBP Staff   
Thursday, 09 June 2016 16:38

hillary-clinton-2016Hillary Clinton plans to visit Green Bay with President Barack Obama on Wednesday, June 15. Wisconsin could play a prominent role in November. Clinton will be campaigning in two other key battleground states, Ohio and Pennsylvania on Monday and Tuesday.

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 June 2016 11:19
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Sen. Johnson Votes No on Combating Opioid Addiction, Fighting Zika, Again PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin   
Thursday, 09 June 2016 14:40

ron-johnsonMADISON - Sen. Ron Johnson again sided with his conservative colleagues in Washington over Wisconsinites today, voting against an amendment that would have helped combat Wisconsin's opioid crisis, fought Zika and invested in infrastructure projects. Johnson voted no on the Reed-Mikulski Amendment, which was aimed at boosting national security and helping the country respond to emerging crises. Included in the package was a billion dollars to combat opioid addiction (a cause Johnson has claimed to care about) and nearly $2 billion to fight Zika (this is the third time he’s voted against funding for Zika research).

“In little over a month Senator Johnson has said no on fighting Zika (thrice), combating opioid addiction (twice), investing in infrastructure, and increasing wages for everyday Americans. Who knows what the Senator will do for his encore. Sadly, none of this surprises the people of Wisconsin. They learned long ago that Senator Johnson is more concerned with special interests than Wisconsin interests,” said Harry Hartfield, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

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Harry Hartfield contributed.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2016 14:48
 
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