Ron Johnson Launches Statewide Campaign Kickoff Tour at Oshkosh Manufacturing Company

Says at company he started with his brother-in-law in 1979 he’s kept his promises, is working to get Washington out of the way and keep Wisconsin communities safe 

Ron Johnson launched the statewide kickoff for his U.S. Senate campaign today at PACUR, telling nearly 200 people gathered inside the Oshkosh manufacturing company he started with his brother-in-law in 1979 that he’s challenging the dysfunction in Washington to address the economic and national security concerns he’s heard all across Wisconsin. 

“When I first ran for office after 31 years as a manufacturer creating good Wisconsin jobs, I made two promises: to always tell the people of Wisconsin the truth, and to never vote with my re-election in mind,” Ron Johnson said. “Unlike Washington career politicians, I’ve kept my promises. And I’ve focused on addressing the economic and national security concerns we all share across this great state by working for Wisconsin taxpayers to get Washington out of the way and developing real solutions to keep our communities safe. I’m excited to continue sharing that message across the state, and to giving Wisconsinites a real choice in November.”

Key Facts:

  • Ron’s official kickoff at PACUR will be followed by additional stops today to talk about manufacturing jobs in Green Bay, and issues facing rural families, as well as the timber industry, in the Laona and Rhinelander areas. He’ll travel across the rest of Wisconsin this week sharing his message and discussing issues he’s addressing to help the local economy or solve problems Washington is creating for Wisconsinites.
  • The kickoff comes roughly a year after Senator Feingold announced his candidacy 18 months prior to Election Day. Ron has focused on doing his job in the meantime, while also building the grassroots support that fuels the nationally recognized Republican ground game that has propelled Gov. Scott Walker and other conservative leaders to repeated victories.
  • Ron has continuously travelled to all 72 Wisconsin counties. In addition to his focus on good Wisconsin jobs and controlling Washington spending, he has served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. He’s used the committee to help keep our country safe and hold Washington accountable, and since he became chairman the committee has passed 69 pieces of legislation, 24 of which have become law.