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

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Will Johnson Call on Walker to Wait for Wis. Justice Appointment?

If anyone should have to wait to fill a judicial vacancy until after the next election, it’s Scott Walker, and if anyone should tell him to do so it should be Ron Johnson.
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One Wisconsin Institute
04/29/2016
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Functioning United States Supreme Court > Partisan Proclivities

You have the chance to make your voice heard and urge your senators to do the right thing - ensure the Supreme Court continues to work for all of us.
Brian Evans
Brian Evans
04/27/2016
In the News

Wisconsin voters silenced because Johnson won’t do his job

By refusing to do their job and act on nominees to fill vacancies on the federal court, Sen. Ron Johnson and his fellow Republicans are hurting the judicial system and undermining our democracy.
Wisconsin State Journal
04/15/2016
In the News

Sorry You Missed Sen. Johnson’s Party!

One Wisconsin Now joined activists at Sen. Ron Johnson’s Milwaukee office to throw him a birthday party and to tell him it’s time to end his partisan obstruction and give fair consideration to President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.
People for the American Way
04/08/2016
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Candidates Noting Johnson Refusing to Do His Job on Supreme Court Nominee

As presidential candidates travel to Wisconsin, one thing they’re quickly noticing is Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson refusing to do his job.
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One Wisconsin Institute
03/28/2016
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One Wis. Institute, Community Leaders Tell Johnson: #DoYourJob

Will Sen. Ron Johnson continue to be a part of the problem, or will he become part of the solution?
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One Wisconsin Institute
03/21/2016
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President Obama Makes Nomination for United States Supreme Court

Now it is up to Sen. Ron Johnson and his colleagues in the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate to meet their responsibilities to consider Pres. Obama’s nominee.
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One Wisconsin Now
03/16/2016
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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Obstruction)

Allowing our courts to become deadlocked for petty political reasons would be unprecedented. It’s time Sen. Ron Johnson stop playing games and start doing his job.
Scot Ross
Scot Ross
03/01/2016
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On Scalia Vacancy, Ron Johnson Forgets Barack Obama Is the President

Only Ron Johnson would claim Pres. Obama should have to play by different rules than Pres. Reagan when he appointed Scalia in a hotly-contested election year.
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One Wisconsin Now
02/15/2016
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RoJo Avoided Vote On Gun Control Bill

Maybe he had to call the Kochs to find out how to vote. Or maybe, as Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now points out, RoJo was just afraid to cast a negative vote just before an election year.
Cognitive Dissidence
12/06/2015
In the News

Johnson misses gun control vote

To quote his 2010 commercial, ‘There are 100 members of the U.S. Senate,’ but only Ron Johnson hid in the Senate cloakroom to avoid a tough vote on guns.
Capital Times
12/05/2015
From the Archives

“We can’t predict the weather next week!”

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson wrongly compares climate with weather in this clip from the Devil's Advocates.
WXXM-FM
11/06/2015
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Johnson Shows He Can In Fact Be More Wrong on Student Loan Debt

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson added to his stunningly ill-informed record on the $1.3 trillion student loan debt crisis with his latest comments.
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One Wisconsin Now
09/29/2015
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Russ Calls Opposition to Student Loan Refinancing ‘Denial of American Dream’

Unfortunately, Sen. Ron Johnson has been the leading voice against helping at least 515,000 hardworking Wisconsinites with student loan debt.
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One Wisconsin Now
09/21/2015
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Wisconsin's 800,000-plus Student Loan Borrowers Are Not Lazy

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson should immediately apologize to the state’s more than 800,000 hardworking student loan borrowers for “ignorant comments, bordering on insulting” made to media yesterday.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/24/2015
In the News

Ron Johnson downplays Rubio donations, says he’ll back Walker for president

"Johnson will need the Walker machine in his corner for 2016 to have a chance," said Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
07/21/2015
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Johnson Panders on Bradley Foundation Pet Project

Add U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to the list of politicians seeking to feed at the education privatization cartel’s trough.
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One Wisconsin Now
06/19/2015
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Russ Feingold, Ron Johnson clash over PAC spending, campaign pledge

Ron Johnson had his company write him a $10 million check a month after spending $9 million on his campaign to buy our U.S. Senate seat.
Capital Times
06/15/2015
From the Archives

Ron Johnson Would ‘Love’ to Abolish the Department of Education

If he had it his way, Sen. Ron Johnson would like to see the Department of Education abolished.
Talking Points Memo
05/06/2015
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1T Day: Worst. Anniversary. Ever.

Saturday marks three years since the student loan debt Americans are taking on to pay for their education and job training crossed the one trillion dollar mark.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/24/2015
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Tammy Baldwin, Ron Johnson differ on how to solve student debt crisis

One Wisconsin Now executive director Scot Ross said Johnson's comments added "insult to injury" for Wisconsin's student loan borrowers.
Capital Times
03/27/2015
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Johnson Insults Students, Votes Against Student Loan Refinancing Plan

Sen. Johnson not only blamed students for the $1.2 trillion student loan debt crisis, he followed it up with a vote on the Senate floor against common sense legislation.
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One Wisconsin Now
03/26/2015
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Support President Obama’s Free Community College Tuition Proposal

Because elected officials like U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and Gov. Scott Walker have failed to act in the interests of Wisconsin’s nearly one million student loan borrowers.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/09/2015
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Is Sen. Johnson Not Getting PACUR to Pay for Planned 2016 Campaign?

Johnson spent $9 million in 2010 in deceptive ads to win and he starts his 2016 campaign with the biggest lie of all by ignoring the unseemly $10 million ‘PACUR payoff’ that magically came just after the 2010 campaign.
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One Wisconsin Now
11/20/2014
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One Wisconsin Now Updates Complaint Against Sen. Johnson

Based on new federal campaign finance filings, One Wisconsin Now has updated their FEC complaint over Johnson and the WILL’s lawsuit against Obamacare.
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One Wisconsin Now
11/12/2014
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Desperate Walker Republicans Roll RoJo Out to Shriek 'Fraud'

Johnson’s comments were part of a consistent campaign by Republicans to suppress voter turnout through public statements and disenfranchisement legislation.
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One Wisconsin Now
11/02/2014
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One Wisconsin Now Says, "You Gotta Vote!"

A new ad from One Wisconsin Now is targeting voters who care about issues like reproductive rights, student loan debt, marriage equality, and worker rights.
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One Wisconsin Now
10/29/2014
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Will Ron Johnson Be Deciding Vote on Student Loan Refinancing?

Johnson could be the deciding vote on legislation authored by Sen. Warren, and sponsored by Sen. Baldwin, to allow student loans to be refinanced.
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One Wisconsin Now
09/09/2014
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Advocates to Ron Johnson: State of Nation Includes Too Much Student Debt

Despite the data and urgent need for action, Sen. Johnson voted against common sense reforms like allowing borrowers to refinance their loans.
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One Wisconsin Now
08/07/2014
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Where There's a WILL, There's a Way... to Promote Walker's Best Interests

For the years in which Federal IRS records are available for both the Bradley Foundation and WILL, 2011 and 2012, Bradley funds accounted for over 90 percent of the total money WILL reported raising.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/11/2014
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The Case of Ron Johnson’s Missing Bills

The head of the WILL changed his story again in response to questions about how his organization is being paid for legal work he is doing for Ron Johnson.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/09/2014
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Complaint Update: New Evidence Contradicts Ron Johnson

One Wisconsin Now is updating its complaint with federal election regulators over Johnson’s failure to properly disclose his campaign’s spending for his legal costs.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/07/2014
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Saul Newton: Sen. Ron Johnson’s shameful votes

We need elected officials willing to fight for us. Instead, Johnson has shown us exactly who he is: an embarrassment to Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
06/19/2014
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Refinancing Help for Student Loan Borrowers Blocked by Senate GOP

Republicans in the U.S. Senate today voted to block action on legislation authored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and sponsored by Sen. Tammy Baldwin to allow student loans to be refinanced.
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One Wisconsin Now
06/11/2014
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Will Johnson Extend Call for Transparency to Himself?

In a recent press release Sen. Ron Johnson announced he is calling for more “transparency” in the Congressional Budget Office’s fiscal analyses of the Affordable Care Act.
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One Wisconsin Now
06/09/2014
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Johnson Has Lot to Say About Student Loan Debt, None of it Makes Sense

Johnson’s disingenuousness was on full display as he conflated efforts to help student loan borrowers refinance loans with limited loan forgiveness programs.
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One Wisconsin Now
06/04/2014
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Johnson Needs to Go Back to School on Student Loan Debt

Recent statements from U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson on student loan debt reveal a need for him to go back to school on the issue.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/30/2014
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Michael Grebe and Bradley Foundation, Cash Cow for Right-Wing Politicians

Besides using the Bradley Foundation-funded law firm and getting a sweetheart delayed billing deal, Johnson is trying to milk this lawsuit for campaign cash for himself.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/16/2014
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Complaint Filed Over Ron Johnson's Failure to Disclose Legal Fees

One Wisconsin Now has filed a complaint with the FEC alleging Johnson improperly failed to disclose expenditures associated with his lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/14/2014
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One Wisconsin Now files FEC complaint over Sen. Ron Johnson disclosure fail

One Wisconsin Now has filed a complaint with the FEC alleging Sen. Ron Johnson has improperly failed to disclose any incurred obligations and expenditures associated with his lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act.
WJFW-TV
05/14/2014
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Sen. Ron Johnson is Suing over Health Care, But Who's Paying?

Despite declaring he could use campaign funds to cover legal costs, a review of Johnson's campaign finance reports reveal no incurred obligations or expenditures related to the suit.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/12/2014
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One Wis. Now blasts attack on healthcare as ‘Political Stunt’

“Ron Johnson wants people to be denied access to healthcare... He wants to reinstate things like lifetime caps and denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions.”
WLUK-TV
01/06/2014
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Johnson Obamacare Attack Tagged as 'Political Stunt', Even by Fellow GOP

Who would have thought that the best characterization of the legal action announced by Sen. Johnson today would come from fellow Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner?
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One Wisconsin Now
01/06/2014
From the Archives

#OurDumbSenator tells fairy tales about Obamacare couple

Johnson’s 'If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act' is idiotic, and Freyberg proved it.
Democurmudgeon
11/11/2013
From the Archives

Staffer can’t decide whether or not Ron Johnson believes in evolution

A constituent asks Johnson's regional director, Camille Solberg, if U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson believes in human evolution. “I don't believe so,” she answers.
Huffington Post
11/07/2013
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Best Advice Ron Johnson Can Give: Marry Rich, Have Company Pay for Campaign

Sadly, it seems like the best advice Sen. Ron Johnson can give his Republican friends is: marry rich and have you company pay for the campaign.
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One Wisconsin Now
08/12/2013
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Kind, Pocan Reject Short-Term Student Loan Debt Fix

While some D.C. politicians like Sen. Ron Johnson are all too eager to declare the student loan debt crisis solved, it is clear more action is needed.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/31/2013
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Senate GOP Blocks Vote to Reverse Federal Student Loan Interest Rate Hike

Republicans in the U.S. Senate today voted en masse to deny the 60 votes necessary to move to a vote on legislation that would repeal the doubling of interest rates on federal student loans.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/09/2013
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Wither Sen. Johnson?

With the U.S. Senate moving toward acting on legislation to repeal the increase in interest rates on federal student loans, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson has fallen strangely silent.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/08/2013
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Ron Johnson says poor blacks are responsible for financial crisis

Cody Oliphant on the One Wisconsin Now blog reports on Sen. Ron Johnson’s latest broadside against our “dependent” nation in which he complains about everything from food stamps to Social Security. So, in case...
Capital Times
06/11/2013
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Time Running Out to Defuse Ticking Student Loan Debt Time Bomb

With time running out, the U.S. Senate today considered competing plans for setting interest rates on federal Stafford Loans.
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One Wisconsin Now
06/05/2013
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The Trillion-Dollar Student Loan Debt Crisis: A Tale of Two Senators

It's the best of times and the worst of times for tackling the trillion dollar student loan debt crisis with the views of Wisconsin's two U.S. Senators, Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson
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One Wisconsin Now
06/02/2013
From the Archives

Given a choice between Fact or Fail, Ron Johnson gets it wrong, Every. Single. Time.

Asked about rapidly rising college debt during a question-and-answer session, Johnson said he'd like to see more for-profit colleges enter the market.
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
05/28/2013
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Racist Vote Suppressor is Johnson's Latest 'Victim of Government'

Promoting someone like Ms. Engelbrecht, who organized and engaged in racially motivated voter suppression campaigns, as a victim of government is nothing short of grotesque.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/28/2013
From the Archives

Ron Johnson said federal health care reform is taking health care in the wrong direction

Ron Johnson thinks employers providing health care insurance is what got us into this mess.
Green Bay Press-Gazette
05/02/2013
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Will Sen. Johnson Finally Admit Student Loan Debt A Crisis?

Johnson talks endlessly about the need to reduce the nebulous federal debt as a justification for ruthless austerity, but has been utterly silent on the trillion-dollar student loan debt crisis.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/01/2013
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Will GOP Legislators Fail to Pay Their Fair Share, Again?

Will Republicans and their businesses that have paid no state income tax in recent years will be joining the rest of us in paying for services like education, health care, public safety and roads.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/14/2013
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On Ron Johnson's Failed Common Sense Gun Law Filibuster Attempt

Sen. Ron Johnson's failed effort to filibuster common sense gun safety legislation shows he is so out of touch with Wisconsin, we wonder if he can find the Badger State on a map.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/10/2013
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One Wis. Now Calls On Johnson to Drop Gun Sale Regulation Filibuster Threat

One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross wrote Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, taking him to task for his threats to filibuster common sense gun regulations.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/09/2013
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Gun control filibuster: Ron Johnson picks losing side

One Wisconsin Now, which has been hammering Johnson through its website, Our Dumb Senator, chimed in on Twitter: “#OurDumbSenator RoJo wants to protect “right” to sell guns to criminal without background check.”
Capital Times
04/09/2013
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