Russ Feingold launches new attack ad targeting Ron Johnson on jobs
MADISON — Democrat Russ Feingold has launched a new attack ad targeting Sen. Ron Johnson’s record on jobs.
The ad released statewide on Tuesday, except in the Madison market, references Johnson’s accepting a $10 million payment for deferred compensation from his Oshkosh-based plastics company Pacur shortly before being sworn into the Senate in 2011.
The ad calls it a “sweetheart corporate payout.” The ad then references five votes Johnson made in the Senate, saying they resulted in Wisconsin jobs being shipped overseas.
The 30-second ad also features two voters critical of Johnson who are identified as being from Janesville, a city hit hard by the closing of the General Motors plant in 2009.
The ad includes footage of Johnson from his first spot released last week, where he touts his manufacturing background.