Ron’s “world class” ground game, as highlighted by the NRSC’s executive director Ward Baker, is turning heads across Wisconsin as grassroots volunteers prepare to defeat Senator Feingold.
National Republican Senatorial Committee executive director Ward Baker said in a conference call with reporters Tuesday that the NRSC is committed to spending money on television advertising to win the rematch against Feingold.
Baker says Johnson’s campaign has contacted 750,000 voters and benefited from help from fellow Wisconsin Republicans Gov. Scott Walker and House Speaker Paul Ryan.
The NRSC’s executive director today called Russ Feingold dangerously weak on national defense.
Baker said national security will be a key issue this fall, particularly in light of attacks such as the one today in Turkey and the one in Orlando. He predicted voters will conclude they trust Johnson more than Feingold on keeping America safe. “There’s only one person that’s more liberal than Russ Feingold on national defense, and that’s Bernie Sanders,” Baker said.
In Johnson’s first term, he’s been “keeping his head down and getting things done,” Baker said, highlighting the senator’s role as chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs.
Baker also knocked Feingold as a “career politician who has become everything people hate about politics,” echoing a line used frequently by the Johnson campaign. “This is the year of the outsider, and Ron Johnson is the outsider,” Baker said.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Baker sought to portray Feingold as a career politician, adding that the only person more liberal than Feingold on national defense was independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Baker said of Feingold: “He’s a man without a core and that’s why he’s running a campaign without a real message.”
The head of the group working to get republicans elected to the U.S. Senate says Senator Ron Johnson has quote ‘perfected a one-of-a-kind-war machine’ end quote to defeat Democrat Russ Feingold.