In case you missed it, a new ad on Senator Feingold’s broken promises shows he will do anything to get back to Washington.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
The Johnson digital ad uses commercial footage from Feingold’s 1992 campaign in which the Democrat made a promise to “rely on Wisconsin citizens, not out-of-staters, to pay for this campaign.” The ad says in the current race, Feingold has raised 70% of his money from out-of-state.
The ad is part of the Johnson campaign’s effort to portray Feingold as a career politician, while also hitting him on what was one of his signature accomplishments: campaign finance reform.
The 30-second spot opens with the screen showing, “In 1992, Senator Feingold made a promise to the people of Wisconsin.”
It then cuts to an old clip of Feingold, D-Middleton, saying he would pay for his campaign with donations from Wisconsin residents rather than those from out of state.
The ad then cuts to another clip of Feingold.
“I’m saying that’s a pledge that I’m going to keep, and that’s what, I’m not going to get in there and go, ‘OK, where are the PACs and where are the out-of-state contributions?'” Feingold says. “I’m making a pledge for the future.”
A new statement then appears on the screen: “So far in 2016, Senator Feingold has raised 70% of his money from out of state.”
The ad then shows a more recent clip of Feingold saying, “When I said in 1992, and whatever I said, that I would get a majority of my contributions from Wisconsin citizens, I made that pledge for that term.”
The ad closes by going back to the 1992 clip with Feingold saying, “I’m making a pledge for the future” That phrase then repeats three times before the spot closes.
From POLITICO Morning Score:
Johnson’s campaign is out with a digital ad that hits on a campaign finance theme again, criticizing Russ Feingold by “using footage from 1992 and 2016 to show how after 34 years in politics ‘Mr. Campaign Finance’ has gone back on his word to rely on Wisconsinites to fund his campaigns,” per a statement from the campaign.
Back in 1992, when Democrat Russ Feingold first ran for U.S. Senate, he pledged to not rely on out of state money to fund his campaign.
Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, Feingold’s 2016 opponent, is reminding him of this promise in his latest political attack ad, “Broken Promises.”
The ad claims that Feingold has raised 70% of his money from out of state and uses clips from 1992 to show him contradicting himself.
“What I said in 1992, whatever I said that I would get a majority of my contributions from Wisconsin citizens I made that pledge for that term,” present day Feingold explains. However, Johnson’s ad team cleverly cut the ad with a 1992 clip of Feingold saying, “I’m making a pledge for the future.”
The spot also links to a digital timeline that highlights other promises Feingold has broken in his political career.