ICYMI: Ron Johnson: Let Me Tell You Why I’m Going to Win

ICYMI: Ron Johnson: Let Me Tell You Why I’m Going to Win

Contrasts private sector experience with Senator Feingold’s 30 years in politics, talks about historic Republican victories in Wisconsin – and his goatee

In case you missed it, Ron Johnson told Chris Stirewalt of Fox’s “Power Play” on Thursday morning why he’s going to beat Senator Feingold in 2016. You can watch the whole interview here, with excerpts below: 

On why he’s so confident:

“Are career politicians pretty popular? … I’m actually a manufacturer from Wisconsin. I’ll be running against a career politician. So how do you think that matches up?”

On what to do about the federal government:

“I think the citizens of Wisconsin look at the federal government as pretty dysfunctional. … So here’s an idea: let’s stop growing it.”

On the strength of the Republican ground game in Wisconsin:

“We’ve got a great grassroots effort – let’s face it, they’ve been battle tested. Scott Walker’s recall. Paul Ryan was the vice presidential nominee. Scott Walker’s re-election. We haven’t allowed that grassroots effort to atrophy, not for a second – we’re actually bolstering it.” (Note: Read more about Wisconsin’s Republican ground game here.)

Joking about the facial hair he grew to promote cancer awareness:

“Take a vote on the Internet. … When Senator Johnson returns in 2017, having beaten Senator Feingold a second time, should he be clean-shaven, a moustache, or a goatee?”