What They Are Saying: Johnson Ad Blitz Cuts Through Clutter

Senator Feingold Says One Thing And Does Another For Seniors As Ron Looks Out For Future Generations
The Ron Johnson campaign released a pair of memorable campaign ads this week, highlighting Senator Feingold’s record of saying one thing and doing another on Social Security as well as Ron’s commitment to cleaning up the mess in Washington for future generations. State and national media took note of the campaign’s unique ad blitz.

That’s Russ

WisPolitics: “Ron Johnson released a new TV ad today accusing Dem rival Russ Feingold of saying one thing but doing another when it comes to Social Security. It’s Johnson’s fifth new TV ad in the last eight days.”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Johnson’s campaign has sought to portray Feingold as a politician who says one thing and does another on issues. The ad features Wisconsin seniors talking about the importance of Social Security and includes the charge: ‘Russ Feingold claims he’s for seniors. But he voted to increase taxes on Social Security benefits.’”


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “During Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s first run in 2010, his family was featured prominently on the air. The family returns in an ad that launches Tuesday. Titled “Diapers,” the ad opens with Johnson’s wife and daughters lamenting the state of politics. And it then plays off Johnson changing the diaper of his grandson.”

Washington Free Beacon: “In the ad, Johnson’s wife Jane is talking with their two adult daughters in the kitchen. Meanwhile, Johnson is doing some dirty work in the other room, changing his grandson’s diaper. … ‘Just like dad helps out with the kids, he’s exactly the guy we need to clean up the mess in Washington,’ his daughter Carey says.”

Washington Post: “In the end, of course, Johnson prevails in his quest to change his grandson’s diaper. He even slam dunks the diaper in the trash from the opposite end of the kitchen, a satisfied smile on his face. The message is supposed to be: Johnson can clean up a mess, whether it’s baby pee or ‘the mess in Washington.’”