Ron Johnson Launches Snapchat Ad on Senator Feingold’s Career as a Highly Paid College Lecturer

The Snapchat ad will target college students on campuses across Wisconsin

The Ron Johnson campaign today launched a targeted Snapchat ad on Senator Feingold’s time at Stanford University, where he was paid nearly $8,000 per class. The ad will use a Snapchat filter, which you can view here, that features how much Senator Feingold earned while asking “is he really for students?”

“Senator Feingold talks about helping students, but the truth is that he’s a highly paid college lecturer who is part of the problem – earning $8,000 per class at Stanford University,” Johnson campaign spokesman Brian Reisinger said. “Senator Feingold backed the big government programs that have driven up college costs, failed to fix this problem during his nearly two decades in Washington, and then lived off of high college costs.”

Key Facts:

  • The Snapchat campaign will target universities across the state, starting with this first phase covering nine campuses: Marquette University, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, University of Wisconsin-Superior, and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
  • In 2015, Senator Feingold was paid $150,000 for teaching two courses at Stanford University for 19 classes, approximately $7,895 per class.
  • Since his 2010 defeat, Senator Feingold has earned at least $450,000 from salaries and honoraria from colleges and universities.