[Oshkosh, WI] Oshkosh manufacturer and US Senate candidate Ron Johnson announced today he has earned the endorsements of Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05), Tom Petri (WI-06) and Paul Ryan (WI-01).
The three members of Wisconsin’s GOP Congressional Delegation said they’re looking for an ally in the Senate to promote a fiscally conservative agenda for Wisconsin and they welcome Johnson’s experience creating jobs in the private sector as they address the number one issue facing Americans—getting the economy moving again.
Sensenbrenner said Wisconsin needs a real fiscal hawk in the Senate. “Ron Johnson will stand up to the big spenders, reject earmarks, and place his focus where it should be—getting government out of the way so that small businesses will start investing again,” Sensenbrenner said.
Petri, who represents Johnson’s hometown of Oshkosh, knows first-hand Johnson is a fiscally conservative community leader who will take Wisconsin values to Washington. “Ron Johnson’s success as a small businessman and experience creating Wisconsin jobs will serve us well in the United States Senate,” Petri said.
Ryan said, “Ron Johnson is a hardworking businessman and a fiscal conservative who knows that in order to get our economy back on track, we’ll need to roll up our sleeves and tackle the pressing problems of unsustainable federal debt and spending.”
Johnson said he was both humbled and inspired to earn the endorsement of three of Wisconsin’s most prominent conservative voices. “I look forward to joining Congressmen Sensenbrenner, Petri and Ryan in Washington as we fight for freedom and fight for Wisconsin jobs,” Johnson said. “Together we’re standing with the taxpayers and standing up to the Democrats whose big spending policies are damaging our nation and our economy.”
Sensenbrenner represents Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional district which covers five counties in Southeastern Wisconsin including the cities of Waukesha, Wauwatosa, Brookfield, and West Bend. Petri represents Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District, which covers all or part of twelve counties including the cities of Oshkosh, Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Menasha, Neenah, Sheboygan and Watertown. Ryan represents Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District which covers six counties in Southeastern Wisconsin including the cities of Janesville, Racine, and Kenosha.