[Oshkosh, WI...] Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Peggy West has had Senator Russ Feingold’s ear for years, and it’s time for the 18-year incumbent to tell Wisconsin voters if he agrees with her immigration policy.
Feingold said he was honored to receive the endorsement of the liberal and geographically-challenged Milwaukee County Supervisor on September 27, 2004. In 2008, Supervisor West was nominated by Feingold to participate in that year’s U.S. Senate Democratic Latina Summit in Washington, DC.
Now, as West declares her opposition to the Arizona immigration law using the rationale that Arizona doesn’t border Mexico (watch the video by clicking here), the Ron Johnson campaign is asking Feingold where he stands on the law.
Does Senator Feingold feel the same as his friend and endorser, Supervisor West, on Arizona’s SB 1070?
Also, has he read the law?
“For a Senator who has issued press releases on everything from ‘World Tuberculosis Day’ to Cinco de Mayo, Feingold has yet to comment publicly on Arizona’s SB 1070 in the two months since its passage sparked a national debate,” said Juston Johnson, Campaign Manager for Ron Johnson for Senate.
Senator Feingold’s record on illegal immigration is one of opposition to current border enforcement. He supported the 2006 Immigration Law (S.2611, Roll Call #157; 2006) and sought further amnesty measures for those in America illegally by backing the 2007 Immigration Bill proposed by the late Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts (S. 1348, Roll Call 204, Roll Call 206; 2007).
“We’ll continue to ask Senator Feingold just how closely his position on the Arizona immigration law aligns with supporter Peggy West’s until we get an answer,” Johnson said.
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.