New Ron Johnson Ad Highlights Senator Feingold’s 34 Years Of Broken Promises

Career Politician’s Broken Promises, Abandoned Principles, and Faux Independence Demonstrate He’s In It For Himself, Not For Wisconsin

The Ron Johnson campaign today launched a statewide television ad highlighting Senator Feingold’s track record of saying one thing and doing another to remind voters Senator Feingold is in it for himself and not for them.

“Russ Feingold has spent 34 years in politics, with very few accomplishments and a lot of broken promises,” a narrator opens the ad saying.

The ad, “34 Years,” then features Senator Feingold’s broken promise to raise the majority of his money from Wisconsin, his “legalized slush fund” PAC, and Senator Feingold bragging about being the deciding vote for Obamacare.

The ad comes as Democrat Super PACs are throwing millions of dollars at Senator Feingold’s failing campaign and he has faced a string of bad headlines, including Hillary Clinton being under FBI investigation again and skyrocketing Obamacare rates in Wisconsin.

Key Facts:
  • In 1992, Senator Feingold made “a pledge for the future” to always raise a majority of his campaign funds from Wisconsin donors. This cycle, approximately 70 percent of Senator Feingold’s funds have come from outside Wisconsin.
  • A campaign finance expert called Senator Feingold’s Progressives United PAC a “legalized slush fund” for only spending only 5 percent of its money on candidates and causes, in league with some so-called scam PACs.
  • Senator Feingold has said people negatively affected by Obamacare are pretending even as Bill Clinton says it is the craziest thing in the world and Wisconsin premiums are set to increase by as much as 30 percent next year.
  • Senator Feingold has run more than 20 ads, and not a single one has mentioned any accomplishments or achievements.