MILWAUKEE — Sen. Ron Johnson and former Sen. Russ Feingold met for their second and final debate on Tuesday evening, October 18th on WISN-TV. The candidates butted heads a lot more than they did four days ago in Green Bay.
It was easy to see both candidates' goals Tuesday. Feingold tied Johnson to Donald Trump, who Johnson supports.
"Johnson would've never hired Donald trump at his plastics company because he's irresponsible," Feingold said.
John said he disagrees with some of what Trump says, including his claims that the election is "rigged." Although Johnson said there is some truth to it.
"No, I don't believe the election is rigged. But blasts the media," Johnson said.
Feingold said his candidate, Hillary Clinton, isn't perfect. But he's had a good working relationship with her.
Johnson had a goal too. Portray Feingold, like Clinton, as a politician who is in it for himself. He attacked Feingold's political action committee for spending most of its money on staff and office space instead of candidates.
"Feingold's attempts at campaign finance reform was a spectacular failure," Johnson said.
"Johnson's been a senator for six years. He hasn't lifted a finger on the topic," Feingold said.
The debate turned to issues -- from health care to student loans. The candidates were asked what they could do to reassure voters who are concerned about the economy.
"Economic growth is the solution to these problems. All of our public policy ought to go toward unleashing the power of private sector," Johnson said.
"We need to do the opposite of what Senator Johnson's proposed. We need to increase the min wage substantially," Feingold said.
On the issue of Supreme Court, Feingold hit Johnson and other Republicans for not holding hearings on President Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland.
Johnson said he would only vote for judges, not liberal activists.