Russ Feingold launches new attack ad targeting Ron Johnson on jobs

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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.


  • Chrisco

    What have you done other than being a career politician and spent the last 4 years getting paid by special interest groups in California. You have not even live in the state for the last 4 years. Senator Johnson took a decent company and turned them into a national military supplier. Go back to California where you have been living for the last 4 years.

  • Klaatu

    Here’s how old Rusty votes to help us:
    Dec. 15, 2010 HR 4853 Temporary Extension of Tax Relief Concurrence Vote Passed – Senate
    (81 – 19) Nay
    Dec. 8, 2010 S 3985 Emergency Senior Citizens Relief Act Cloture Not Invoked – Senate
    (53 – 45) Nay
    Dec. 4, 2010 S Amdt 4727 Extension of Tax Cuts for Those Making Under $250,000 Cloture Not Invoked – Senate
    (53 – 36) Nay
    Dec. 4, 2010 S Amdt 4728 Extension of Tax Cuts for Those Making Under $1 Million Cloture Not Invoked – Senate
    (53 – 37) Nay
    uly 15, 2010 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Conference Report Adopted – Senate
    (60 – 39) Nay
    June 10, 2010 S J Res 26 Statement of Opposition to EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule Motion Rejected – Senate
    (47 – 53) Nay
    June 9, 2010 S Amdt 4302 Requiring Reports on Foreign Holdings of U.S. Debt Amendment Not Tabled – Senate
    (38 – 61) Nay
    May 27, 2010 S Amdt 4214 National Guard Deployment on Southern U.S. Land Border Motion Rejected – Senate
    (51 – 46) Nay
    May 20, 2010 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Bill Passed – Senate
    (59 – 39) Nay
    Oct. 1, 1998 HR 3616 Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill Conference Report Adopted – Senate
    (96 – 2) Nay
    Sept. 29, 1998 HR 4103 Defense Department FY99 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted – Senate
    (94 – 2) Nay

    The list goes on…..

  • Big Man

    What’s the matter, Russ…..can’t fine a job in the private sector? Because you don’t have any skills other that political BS !!! Voting for Ron Johnson as will the entire state. He’s a real senator. Better get your resume updated.

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