Public events include 14 town halls across the state and visits to all 72 counties as Senator Feingold prepped for Stanford
Ron Johnson held 50 public events in Wisconsin while Congress was out of session during August and the beginning of September, including 14 town halls where he took questions from local residents all across the state.
“Ron’s ongoing travels across Wisconsin have always been about more than checking a box – they’re about taking questions at public town halls, listening to the concerns of Wisconsinites about the dysfunction in Washington and discussing commonsense conservative reforms that can get our country moving in the right direction,” said Brian Reisinger, Ron Johnson for Senate campaign spokesman. “That’s more than we can say for Senator Feingold, a professional politician who has spent much of his time proving that his hypocrisy knows no bounds and attending staged events with friendly crowds before returning to lecture at Stanford this fall.”
In addition to town halls, Ron’s schedule included the Wisconsin State Fair, regional and county fairs, parades, community festivals, lunches and other public stops.
Key Statistics on Ron’s Travels Across Wisconsin:
14: Town halls Ron held, during which he took questions on jobs, federal spending, national security and any other issue local residents were concerned about.
More than 200: Local residents and students who turned out to ask questions at Ron’s largest town hall at Concordia University of Wisconsin.
42: Days it took Ron to visit all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties – some of them more than once.
3: Visits Ron made to the Wisconsin State Fair to talk with fair-goers from all parts of the state.
2: Labor Day parades Ron walked on the last day of the state work period, Sept. 7.
Key Dates on the Senator Feingold Hypocrisy Calendar:
June 15, 2015: Senator Feingold’s Progressives United is revealed as a slush fund that only gave 5 percent of the money it raised to candidates and causes.
July 27, 2015: The League of Conservation Voters launches an ad campaign against Ron Johnson – reprising attacks that actually began in 2013 and marking the beginning of a string of ads by liberal groups this summer benefiting Senator Feingold, despite his claims of being against outside money. The other liberal groups included American Bridge, the Environmental Defense Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice and Planned Parenthood.
Aug. 13, 2015: Senator Feingold says he’ll no longer honor a career-defining pledge he made to collect more than half his money from Wisconsin. This despite saying previously the pledge was for the future and renewing it in 2010, after the Citizens United ruling he blames for the change.
Aug. 14, 2015: Senator Feingold is revealed to have accepted $35,000 from a lobbyist bundler, despite supposedly building his career on limiting the influence of lobbyists and pushing for tighter restrictions on lobbyist bundlers.
Aug. 17, 2015: Senator Feingold is revealed to have cashed in on the paid-speech circuit, despite criticizing public figures speaking to private groups in the past.
Aug. 18, 2015: Senator Feingold is revealed to have courted Hollywood liberals while breaking his career-defining pledge to raise most of his money in Wisconsin.
Aug. 28, 2015: Senator Feingold’s Progressives United is cited as a “shell campaign” for his “2016 ambitions” and he’s called upon to pay back the money he raised from liberals across the country.