[Oshkosh, WI...] Senator Russ Feingold is turning to out-of-state help, again, in an attempt to garner support for his fourth U.S. Senate bid. This time he’ll turn to Vice President Joe Biden, who has spent the summer touting Feingold’s failed stimulus experiment, to raise campaign cash.
In a show of how out of touch Democrats are with Wisconsin voters, the event will be held at the swanky Pfister hotel. Attendees are asked to contribute $500 to fund Feingold’s attack campaign.
“Russ Feingold’s thirty years on the public dole haven’t taught him the first thing about creating jobs or reigning in the size of government, and Joe Biden is yet another career politician who doesn’t have the slightest clue about getting our economy back on track,” according to Juston Johnson, Campaign Manager for Ron Johnson. “By contrast, Ron will take his 30 years of experience as a manufacturer and down-to-earth job creator to Washington in order to show the professional politicians it’s the private sector that creates jobs, not bloated spending bills like the $862 billion stimulus.”
Feingold’s campaign has been critical of out-of-state fundraisers stopping in Wisconsin for his opponents in the past, calling the attempts “desperate.”
On October 28, 2004, Feingold’s campaign manager said: “The voters of Wisconsin are going to decide this election, not Tim Michel’s outsourced help,” and “This is a desperate attempt by the Michel’s campaign to use yet another non-Wisconsinite, to prop up his discredited campaign of distortion”
“Looking back at Feingold’s previous rhetoric, it’s easy to see just how determined he is to hold onto power and return to Washington where, after 18 years, he fits right in,” Johnson said. “Now, Joe Biden is coming to Wisconsin to do what he knows best: offer a bailout to save a government job.”
Johnson, 55, owns PACUR LLC and is an accountant. PACUR is an Oshkosh-based manufacturing facility that specializes in a variety of plastics manufacturing for medical, commercial and industrial purposes.
Over His Career, Sen. Russ Feingold Has Received At Least $2,358,057 From Political Action Committee Contributions. (OpenSecrets.org, www.opensecrets.org)
According to CQ Moneyline, 54% Of Contributions To Russ Feingold’s Campaign Come From Outside Of Wisconsin. (“In State Vs. Out Of State Contributions,” CQ Moneyline)