Ron Johnson Launches TV Ad on Fixing Our Broken System

Reprises famous 2010 whiteboard ad showing contrast with 34-year career politician Senator Feingold

Ron Johnson launched his next statewide TV and digital ad today, reprising his famous 2010 “whiteboard” spot to draw the contrast between his 31 years as a manufacturer solving problems and Senator Feingold’s 34 years as a career politician becoming part of the problem.

You can watch the ad, entitled “Way Too Many” here. It begins with Ron standing in front of a whiteboard with a marker saying, “In 2010, there were 57 lawyers, zero manufacturers, and way too many career politicians in the United States Senate.

“Today, there are 54 lawyers, one manufacturer – that’d be me – still way too many career politicians, and now Senator Feingold wants to add another one. Himself.

“Fixing this broken system will take the perspective of someone who has actually solved problems. 31 years of manufacturing taught me how.”

Ron Johnson’s TV and digital ads have emphasized his record as a problem solver on jobs and national security over Senator Feingold’s decades as an out-of-touch career politician. The campaign has released a string of digital ads on Senator Feingold’s broken promises and unethical behavior, including “How Do You Explain That?” on the operation of a shadow campaign that contributed to accusations he violated federal law.

Key Facts:

  • Ron co-founded an Oshkosh manufacturing company, PACUR, trading 12-hour shifts as a machine operator with his brother-in-law and business partner. He spent 31 years at the company before making his first run for office and defeating Senator Feingold in 2010.
  • Ron has applied that experience to taking on the dysfunction in Washington, working to keep more money in Wisconsinites’ paychecksand keep local communities safe from threats to our national security. As chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, he has helped pass 83 bills out of committee, 28 of which have become law.
  • Senator Feingold spent 34 years in politics, and nearly two decades in Washington. He wants to take more money out of Wisconsinites’ paychecks by supporting higher taxes and more Washington regulations, and voted repeatedly against our security.
  • He’s also got a record of being willing to do anything to get back to Washington. In addition to saying one thing and doing another on jobs and security, Senator Feingold faces allegations that he broke federal law by setting up his 2016 campaign while he was still at the State Department.