Senator Russ Feingold wants to get back to Washington so badly, he’s now hypocritically embraced the League of Conservation Voters in person, despite their dark money arm that has been attacking Ron Johnson. In an appearance with the far-left Washington D.C. groupSunday, he shrugged off their dark money ties and embraced their anti-job agenda, while continuing to criticize other groups.
“Senator Feingold continues to say one thing and do another. After repeatedly railing against ‘dark money’ he’s gladly showing his face with a group whose dark money arm is fueling his bid to claw his way back to Washington,” Johnson campaign spokesman Brian Reisinger said. “Senator Feingold apparently doesn’t care that this Washington D.C. group’s job-killing agenda would hurt Wisconsin farmers and families — he’s only concerned about his own political ambition.”
- Senator Feingold held a rally with the League of Conservation Voters over the weekend – an organization with a dark money arm that has been attacking Ron for years and continued those attacks in 2015 after Senator Feingold announced his campaign. But in 2011, Senator Feingold spoke out against these very kind of dark money groups, saying: “Democrats shouldn’t be in the game of influencing elections with anonymous, unlimited money. It’s dancing with the devil.”
- Senator Feingold and the League of Conservation Voters are pushing the EPA’s burdensome Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, a regulation Senator Feingold laid the groundwork for during his 18 years in Washington. This rule would bury farmers in red tape by allowing the federal government to regulate ponds, creeks, and ditches on private property – affecting 92 percent of the land in Wisconsin and driving up costs.
- Senator Feingold and the League of Conservation Voters are supporting President Obama’s so-called Clean Power Plan, which would increase electricity rates and kill jobs – as the president admitted about his energy agenda when he said: “under my plan … electricty rates would necessarily skyrocket.”
- The League of Conservation Voters wants to keep the gray wolf on the endangered species list, despite the fact that the wolf population has recovered and is a threat to humans and livestock. Ron is standing with Wisconsin farmers, ranchers and loggers to let states manage their wolf populations free of political interference from Washington.