Ron just launched a new digital ad, “Deficit of Trust,” which slams Senator Feingold for being a typical career politician — promising to repeatedly deal with federal spending, but voting against forcing Washington to change. The ad has made statewide and national headlines as Senator Feingold’s deficit of trust with Wisconsin voters continues:
Opening a new front in a heated race, Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s campaign launched a digital ad Tuesday against former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold.
The ad is called “Deficit of Trust” and hits Feingold, a Democrat, charging he failed to to fulfill promises to address the federal deficit.
The ad shows footage of Feingold discussing the deficit in 1992, the year he was first elected to the U.S. Senate, and in 2016. The spot criticizes Feingold for his votes against a Balanced Budget Amendment.
“Like a typical career politician, Sen. Feingold is saying one thing and doing another – promising for decades to deal with federal spending, but voting over and over against forcing Washington to change,” Johnson campaign spokesman Brian Reisinger said in a statement. “His failures on federal spending, as well as his hundreds of votes in favor of higher taxes, reveal just how far Sen. Feingold will go to put his addiction to big government over good jobs and Wisconsin families.”
Johnson’s first ad hits Feingold on deficit. … The ad features clips of Feingold talking about cutting the federal deficit in both 2016 and 1992. But the ad suggests Feingold ought to have supported a balanced budget amendment if he actually cared about instead of voting against it four times during his career.