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Will Senator Johnson Follow Susan Collins's Lead and Denounce Trump? PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Harry Hartfield   
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 10:53

susan-collinsGOP Senator Collins deeply concerned that Mr. Trump’s lack of self-restraint and his barrage of ill-informed comments would make an already perilous world even more so.


MADISON - In an op-ed in the Washington Post today, Senator Collins did what Senator Johnson should have done months ago and denounced Donald Trump. She argues what Wisconsinites already know to be true: that a Trump candidacy is dangerous for the U.S. and our allies, saying, “I am also deeply concerned that Mr. Trump’s lack of self-restraint and his barrage of ill-informed comments would make an already perilous world even more so.

The article comes more than a year after Trump referred to Mexicans as rapists and months after he mocked a disabled reporter and called for a ban on Muslim immigrants to America. It's not clear why none of those comments were enough for Collins to denounce Trump at the time.

Senator Johnson should stop putting blind party loyalty ahead of what's best for Wisconsinites and follow Senator Collins's example. He should stop looking for “areas of agreement” with Donald Trump and recognize that Trump's election would make America less safe and hurt Wisconsin's middle class and working families. But sadly, Sen. Johnson continues to make it clear that he's "in total agreement with Mr. Trump."

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Johnson's Record of Failure on the Opioid Crisis PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Harry Hartfield   
Monday, 08 August 2016 10:46

drugaddicts-youngHARTLAND, WI - Senator Ron Johnson is in Hartland today in an attempt to paper over his record on the opioid crisis. Like a true Washington politician Johnson continues to say one thing but do another when it come to drug addition. Over the past five and a half years Senator Johnson has routinely voted against funding and common sense measures to combat addiction.

ron-johnsonSenator Johnson’s record of failure on the issue speaks for itself:

 
Trump’s Biggest Supporters are Lining Up Behind Sen. Johnson PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Harry Hartfield   
Monday, 08 August 2016 10:32

donald-trumpOn Friday Trump announced his economic advisers, who made millions of the economic collapse of 2008, are the same Wall Street tycoons that Senator Johnson has relied on to bankroll his campaign.


MADISON - On Friday Trump announced his economic advisors - a veritable who’s who of Wall Street tycoons who made millions of the economic collapse. The same Wall Street tycoons that Senator Ron Johnson has relied on to bankroll his campaign.

Ron JohnsonIt was another reminder that Senator Johnson and Donald Trump share a similar vision for an economy that only works the richest Americans. Johnson's reliance on the Wall Street bankers backing Trump may be part of the reason he's refused to denounce the Republican nominee. It looks like his support for the Donald has paid off.

Here are just a few of Trump’s most high profile supporters who are now backing Johnson.

Richard Lefrak: Lefrak is a fellow billionaire real estate developer, and one of Trump’s closest acquaintances. He has already donated $100,000 to help elect Trump, and now he’s turned his largesse to Senator Johnson. Lefrak - who was sued for selling uninhabitable apartments and taking advantage of tenants - donated $5,400 to Johnson.

Peter Zieve: Johnson took in $5400 from Peter Zieve, a multi-millionaire from Washington. Zieve, a noted Islamophobe, started a “Mosque Watch Group” after claiming a local mosque would radicalize people. He was later forced to apologize for incendiary emails he sent out about the proposed mosque. Not surprisingly, Zieve is a vocal Trump supporter.

Elliott Broidy: Broidy has been a major fundraiser for Trump and was put on the RNC's finance committee to help raise money for the Republican nominee. Broidy has a lot in common with Trump. In 2009 he pled guilty to giving nearly $1 million in illegal gifts to secure a contract. Broidy and his wife each donated $2700 to Johnson’s campaign.

William Doddridge: Doddridge started TrumPAC, one of the first super PACs dedicated to electing Donald Trump as president. He donated $5,000 to Senator Johnson.

 
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