An Anthology of U.S. Senator Ron Johnson’s Embarrassingly Out-of-Touch Record

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From the Archives

I'm not gonna speak for John McCain — he has a brain tumor right now.
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08/09/2017
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Their vote will mean critical health care coverage will be stripped from millions of Americans and many more will pay more for coverage and receive less care.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/25/2017
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"People should do their due diligence to convince Ron Johnson that they can't fix this bill," said Scot Ross, leader of a liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now.
Associated Press
06/27/2017
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The U.S. Senate should delay action on Donald Trump’s nominees until mounting questions about his administration are resolved
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One Wisconsin Institute
05/16/2017
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Scott Walker & Ron Johnson but have nothing to say about their party’s leader handing over classified information to one of our nation’s biggest enemies, Russia.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/16/2017
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Reports Say Republicans in Congress to Give Selves Special Protection From Insurance Company Abuses in Latest Version of Bill to Repeal Affordable Care Act.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/26/2017
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Donald Trump is visiting Kenosha today and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, Gov. Scott Walker and State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos will be standing alongside him on stage.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/18/2017
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“Today, Tammy Baldwin stood up for the people of Wisconsin and Ron Johnson stood up for Donald Trump.”
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One Wisconsin Now
04/07/2017
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Wisconsin attorneys and activists spoke out in opposition to right-wing judge Neil Gorsuch and the U.S. Senate GOP scheme to impose a “nuclear option” rule.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/06/2017
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It’s his choice whether he stands up for the independence of our courts or puts partisan politics before the integrity of our democracy.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/03/2017
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Here are the questions to which Wisconsin constituents are owed answers by the Republican Congressional delegation of Senator Ron Johnson and U.S. Representatives.
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One Wisconsin Now
03/08/2017
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One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross suggested Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson needed to answer these three questions about the Jeff Sessions scandal.
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One Wisconsin Now
03/02/2017
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Groups like One Wisconsin Now have used social media to criticize Johnson's votes confirming Trump cabinet nominees, most notably Betsy DeVos.
WDJT-TV
02/10/2017
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Sen. Ron Johnson appears on board for the fast tracking of Donald Trump’s nomination of Jeff Sessions to be the U.S. Attorney General
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One Wisconsin Now
01/06/2017
In the News

Will Sen. Ron Johnson and the GOP deliver on a judge to fill the longest-running federal judicial vacancy in the nation – or will they deliver a lump of coal?
Capital Times
12/16/2016
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Top Wisconsin Republicans have announced they will be standing with Donald Trump on stage this evening as he visits Wisconsin.
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One Wisconsin Now
12/13/2016
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Instead of trying to rig federal courts for partisan gain, Johnson and his GOP colleagues should give American people the gift of democracy this holiday season.
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One Wisconsin Institute
12/08/2016
In the News

Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, also credited a "tidal wave of money" that buoyed Johnson.
Capital Times
11/10/2016
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In the closing days of his 2016 campaign, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is reportedly on a bus tour with Donald Trump’s son, Eric.
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One Wisconsin Now
11/04/2016
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One Wisconsin Now, a liberal advocacy group based in Madison, was one of the earliest advocates for addressing the student loan debt issue.
Associated Press
10/31/2016
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U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson Compares U.S. Constitution to a Contract, Then Tells Students, ‘You Rarely Read the Full Contract’
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One Wisconsin Institute
10/27/2016
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We count on our courts to protect our rights and ensure everyone is treated equally by the law. It’s why they matter so much.
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Analiese Eicher
10/21/2016
In the News

One Wisconsin Now, which has been a tireless advocate for student loan relief, has labeled Johnson the worst U.S. senator on the student loan crisis.
Capital Times
10/19/2016
Press Release

The latest increase in the burden of student debt adds urgency to what has been a defining issue in the 2016 race for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin.
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One Wisconsin Now
10/18/2016
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Sen. Ron Johnson has shown he’s going to stand by Donald Trump, despite mounting evidence his endorsed presidential candidate is a sexual predator.
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One Wisconsin Now
10/17/2016
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Ron Johnson repeated his opposition to letting borrowers refinance their loans and went on to declare too much financial aid for students was the problem.
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One Wisconsin Now
10/07/2016
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As part of a national day of action, Wisconsin members of the Why Courts Matter coalition visited Ron Johnson’s Milwaukee office to deliver 92 miniature chairs.
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One Wisconsin Institute
10/04/2016
In the News

Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, said Johnson was "channeling his inner Donald Trump" with those comments.
Capital Times
09/30/2016
In the News

The Democratic senator was joined on the call by One Wisconsin Now research director Jenni Dye and Legal Progress vice president Michele Jawando.
Capital Times
09/20/2016
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According to media reports, a Minnesota judge has ruled that the for-profit Globe University has violated state consumer protection and fraud laws.
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One Wisconsin Now
09/12/2016
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After a lengthy summer recess Sen. Ron Johnson and the U.S. Senate are scheduled to return to work today. But the question is: will he do his job?
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One Wisconsin Institute
09/07/2016
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ITT Tech announced it's closing immediately, leaving hundreds of Wisconsin students in limbo, while Republicans give aid and comfort to predatory for-profits.
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One Wisconsin Now
09/07/2016
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U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has certainly earned his Ph.D. in Washington D.C. doublespeak with his outburst this week.
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One Wisconsin Now
09/02/2016
In the News

Ron Johnson is suggesting that poor single moms take jobs in the day care centers watching their children, a practice Wisconsin restricted seven years ago.
Associated Press
09/01/2016
In the News

“What he’s saying is, ‘I got him this far, but I’m not going to get him any further,’ ” Pines told reporters on a conference call organized by the liberal One Wisconsin Institute.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
08/31/2016
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Judge Merrick Garland has now waited a record 168 days without a committee hearing or confirmation vote on his nomination to the nation’s high court.
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One Wisconsin Institute
08/31/2016
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Scott Walker and Ron Johnson oppose allowing more than 500,000 Wisconsin student loan borrowers to refinance their loans, just like you can a mortgage.
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One Wisconsin Now
08/26/2016
In the News

“We know Ron Johnson graduated from college 40 years ago, but we assumed it was from a university here on planet Earth,” quipped Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now.
Capital Times
08/23/2016
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We know Ron Johnson graduated from college 40 years ago, but we assumed it was from a university here on planet Earth.
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One Wisconsin Now
08/19/2016
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On the critical issue of student debt and college affordability, Sen. Ron Johnson could not be worse.
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One Wisconsin Now
08/15/2016
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Speeches of three Wisconsin officials – Reps. Paul Ryan and Sean Duffy and Sen. Ron Johnson – contained zero references to the crisis of student debt.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/20/2016
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As the United States Senate prepares to skip town, Sen. Ron Johnson and his Republican colleagues have left important work undone.
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One Wisconsin Institute
07/15/2016
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Several of Sen. Ron Johnson’s colleagues will take to the floor of the United States Senate today and request votes on a series of nominees to fill judicial vacancies.
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One Wisconsin Institute
07/12/2016
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He’s stood in the way of common sense refinancing to help millions of borrowers across the nation and in Wisconsin.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/12/2016
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Ron Johnson has now spent 100 days ignoring the oath he swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution and refusing to do his job.
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One Wisconsin Institute
06/24/2016
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Trump University left students across the country deep in debt. Will Ron Johnson continue to endorse more for-profit colleges as a solution to the student loan debt crisis?
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One Wisconsin Now
06/10/2016
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Russ Feingold is standing with student loan borrowers in Wisconsin and renewing the call for common sense reform to allow them to refinance their loans.
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One Wisconsin Now
06/03/2016
In the News

Imagine a Wisconsin where a woman would not be able to legally have her birth control prescription filled. It has happened, and it’s a powerful example of why courts matter.
Capital Times
05/31/2016