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.
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The stunning frequency with which Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson proves himself to be utterly out-of-touch, misinformed and even downright foolish in his public statements inspired us to chronicle the Senator’s extremism.
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.
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson wrongly compares climate with weather in this clip from the Devil's Advocates. Courtesy of Jud Lounsbury.
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.
Unfortunately, Sen. Ron Johnson has been the leading voice against helping at least 515,000 hardworking Wisconsinites with student loan debt.
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.
"Johnson will need the Walker machine in his corner for 2016 to have a chance," said Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now.
Add U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to the list of politicians seeking to feed at the education privatization cartel’s trough.
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.
If he had it his way, Sen. Ron Johnson would like to see the Department of Education abolished.
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.
One Wisconsin Now executive director Scot Ross said Johnson's comments added "insult to injury" for Wisconsin's student loan borrowers.
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.
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.
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.
Based on new federal campaign finance filings, One Wisconsin Now has updated their FEC complaint over Johnson and the WILL’s lawsuit against Obamacare.
Johnson’s comments were part of a consistent campaign by Republicans to suppress voter turnout through public statements and disenfranchisement legislation.
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.
Our new video is targeting voters who care about issues like reproductive rights, student loan debt, marriage equality, minimum wage, worker and minority rights and clean government.
Johnson could be the deciding vote on legislation authored by Sen. Warren, and sponsored by Sen. Baldwin, to allow student loans to be refinanced.
Despite the data and urgent need for action, Sen. Johnson voted against common sense reforms like allowing borrowers to refinance their loans.
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.
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.
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.
We need elected officials willing to fight for us. Instead, Johnson has shown us exactly who he is: an embarrassment to Wisconsin.
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.
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.
Johnson’s disingenuousness was on full display as he conflated efforts to help student loan borrowers refinance loans with limited loan forgiveness programs.
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.
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.
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.
One WI Now has filed a complaint with the FEC alleging Johnson improperly failed to disclose expenditures associated with his lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act.
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.
“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.”
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?
Johnson’s “If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act” is idiotic, and Freyberg proved it.