Ron was joined by Governor Scott Walker and Chairman Brad Courtney in a swing across the state this weekend making stops in Wood, Rock and Outagamie Counties. They talked about the clear difference between Ron’s Wisconsin values and Senator Feingold’s Washington values.
Johnson told the delegates the choice is clear this fall, saying he is the better candidate who can help businesses create more jobs. “I understand that business is hard. It’s not easy, and it’s made far more difficult by the type of government Senator Feingold wants to grow, so I’m interested in growing jobs in the private sector, you know, economic growth in the private sector. Senator Feingold’s all about growing government.”
Before this one six-year term as Senator, Johnson was in the plastics manufacturing industry. He says the business background taught him to look first for areas of agreement as you negotiate. “I’ve actually got a record of results by using that, particularly as chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. By using that approach, by finding areas of agreement, we’ve actually passed 69 pieces of legislation. Twenty-four now have been signed into law. That’s getting real results using that business person’s approach.”
Governor Scott Walker sees the rematch between Johnson and Feingold as an easy choice between two very opposite candidates. “I think if people are looking for someone, the difference between Ron Johnson, who will get the government off your back, versus Senator Feingold, who wants to continue to break your back with more regulation and more taxation, there’s a real contrast out there, and for those of us here in Wisconsin, we want someone who shares our values, and that’s Ron Johnson.”
The highlight of the event, however, was a set of speeches given by party favorites Sen. Ron Johnson and Gov. Scott Walker.
The pair was in Clinton to thank their supporters, and to encourage them to continue their work.
“In 2014, we made more than 2 million door-to-door contacts,” said Walker. “That was twice as many as Mitt Romney’s campaign made two years before, and that made all the difference in the world.”
Walker said party leaders depended on “local victory centers” to get out their message of “conservative common-sense principles” that reflected the state’s values.
Johnson echoed those sentiments, saying he wanted to continue to serve the state by bringing those values to Washington, D.C.
“I’m here singing the praises of what Gov. Walker’s done for the state,” Johnson said. “We’ve put Wisconsin on the right path and we’ve got to do the same thing for America.”
Johnson faces former Sen. Russ Feingold in the upcoming election. Both men denounced Feingold as a Washington, D.C. insider who would raise taxes.