Ron Johnson Launches Digital Campaign on Senator Feingold’s Record of Picking Higher Taxes Over Wisconsin Jobs

Ron Johnson Launches Digital Campaign on Senator Feingold’s Record of Picking Higher Taxes Over Wisconsin Jobs

In wake of Tax Day, campaign highlights worst votes Senator Feingold took in his 18 years in Washington hurting Wisconsin families and businesses

Ron Johnson today announced the launch of a digital campaign on the worst of Senator Feingold’s hundreds of votes in favor of higher taxes on Wisconsin families, businesses, and other taxpayers – including one vote even President Obama said could cost “well over one million jobs.”

The digital campaign capitalizes on Tax Day – which was Monday, April 18 this year – and the wave of attention Senator Feingold’s votes in favor of higher taxes have generated statewide since Ron, Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, the Republican Party of Wisconsin, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and others began highlighting his record.

“While Ron Johnson wants to scrap our tax code and replace it with simple, pro-growth tax reform to help create jobs for Wisconsin families, Senator Feingold is one of the reasons it’s gotten so bad in the first place,” said campaign spokesman Brian Reisinger. “Over and over, Senator Feingold voted in favor of higher taxes while claiming to stand up for middle class Wisconsinites – just one more reason why the people of Wisconsin will decide once again that 18 years in Washington was more than enough.”

Key Facts:

  • The digital campaign includes paid social media graphics, an online landing page, and a petition highlighting some of Senator Feingold’s worst votes in favor of higher taxes and calling on viewers to tell “Senator Feingold we can’t afford any more damage to Wisconsin families and jobs.” In all, Senator Feingold has voted more than 270 times in favor of higher taxes – including a vote that even President Obama said could cost “well over one million jobs.”
  • The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Racine Journal Times, Janesville Gazette, TV stations across the state, Politico, Right Wisconsin, Wisconsin Watchdog, and others have reported on criticism Senator Feingold has faced for his long record of supporting higher taxes.
  • In a statewide campaign swing on Saturday, Gov. Scott Walker said Feingold’s votes in favor of higher taxes show his commitment to “Washington values,” and on Monday Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch joined in with an op-ed in the La Crosse Tribune saying Feingold “epitomizes the failed tax-and-spend Washington mentality.”