In Ron’s new ad, “Dishwasher,” he talks about how he started out as a dishwasher at a Walgreens grill working for minimum wage and then helped build a successful manufacturing company in Oshkosh. Now he’s a problem solver working to keep Wisconsin prosperous and America safe. Read how people are reacting to the ad:
In the upbeat spot, which emphasizes economic and national security, Johnson mentions his first job as a minimum-wage worker at Walgreens and his career as a manufacturer.
But the one job that goes unmentioned is the one he now holds as a member of the U.S. Senate.
“Not many people start at the top – most of us start at the bottom. I sure did. At age 15, I started washing dishes at a Walgreens grill for $1.45 an hour. Minimum wage,” Johnson says in the ad.
Johnson, seen at Pacur, the Oshkosh manufacturing company he helped start, says: “Not only did I help install this machine, I also operated it, working 12-hour shifts at night. As the business grew, we added machines and created more jobs. And now I’m working hard to keep Wisconsin prosperous, and America safe.”
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is back with another new campaign commercial this morning, starring the senator himself — and an extrusion machine.
Though entitled “Dishwasher,” as a reference to Johnson’s humble pre-plastics beginnings washing dishes at a Walgreens lunch counter at age 15, most of the ad comes straight from the factory floor of Pacur LLC.
“Not only did I help install this machine, I also operated it, working 12-hour shifts at night,” says the senator and former CEO of the Oshkosh, Wis.-based sheet extruder, holding up a photo from the 1970s and pointing at his bearded younger self, leaning against an extruder.
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson returns to the floor of his Oshkosh plastics company for his second ad of the 2016 campaign.
The ad, part of a $1.3 million buy for the month of June, is set to run statewide on TV and online. It tells a bootstraps-style story of Johnson, who says he ‘start(ed) from the bottom’ washing dishes in 1970 at a Walgreens grill for $1.45 an hour at age 15.