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


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.
One Wisconsin Now
08/26/2016
“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
We know Ron Johnson graduated from college 40 years ago, but we assumed it was from a university here on planet Earth.
One Wisconsin Now
08/19/2016

On the critical issue of student debt and college affordability, Sen. Ron Johnson could not be worse.
One Wisconsin Now
08/15/2016
Speeches of three Wisconsin officials – Reps. Paul Ryan and Sean Duffy and Sen. Ron Johnson – contained zero references to the crisis of student debt.
One Wisconsin Now
07/20/2016
As the United States Senate prepares to skip town, Sen. Ron Johnson and his Republican colleagues have left important work undone.
One Wisconsin Institute
07/15/2016

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.
One Wisconsin Institute
07/12/2016
He’s stood in the way of common sense refinancing to help millions of borrowers across the nation and in Wisconsin.
One Wisconsin Now
07/12/2016
Ron Johnson has now spent 100 days ignoring the oath he swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution and refusing to do his job.
One Wisconsin Institute
06/24/2016

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?
One Wisconsin Now
06/10/2016
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.
One Wisconsin Now
06/03/2016
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

Sen. Ron Johnson failed to appear at a hearing today on the nomination of Donald Schott to fill a vacancy on the Federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
One Wisconsin Institute
05/18/2016
New polling finds overwhelming support among Wisconsin voters for holding fair hearings and a timely vote on the President’s SCOTUS nominee.
One Wisconsin Institute
05/09/2016
When Ron Johnson refuses to do his job, our courts can’t do theirs. And that means people in Wisconsin and across the nation are being denied justice.
One Wisconsin Institute
05/06/2016

It’s a yes or no answer to the question of whether Sen. Ron Johnson is doing his job, and we’ve launched a new site to provide people with the answer.
One Wisconsin Institute
05/03/2016
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.
One Wisconsin Institute
04/29/2016
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
04/27/2016

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

Will Sen. Ron Johnson continue to be a part of the problem, or will he become part of the solution?
One Wisconsin Institute
03/21/2016
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.
One Wisconsin Institute
03/16/2016
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
03/01/2016

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.
One Wisconsin Now
02/15/2016
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
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

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson wrongly compares climate with weather in this clip from the Devil's Advocates.
WXXM-FM
11/06/2015
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.
One Wisconsin Now
09/29/2015
Unfortunately, Sen. Ron Johnson has been the leading voice against helping at least 515,000 hardworking Wisconsinites with student loan debt.
One Wisconsin Now
09/21/2015

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.
One Wisconsin Now
07/24/2015
"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
Add U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to the list of politicians seeking to feed at the education privatization cartel’s trough.
One Wisconsin Now
06/19/2015

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
If he had it his way, Sen. Ron Johnson would like to see the Department of Education abolished.
Talking Points Memo
05/06/2015
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
04/24/2015

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
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.
One Wisconsin Now
03/26/2015
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.
One Wisconsin Now
01/09/2015

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.
One Wisconsin Now
11/20/2014
Based on new federal campaign finance filings, One Wisconsin Now has updated their FEC complaint over Johnson and the WILL’s lawsuit against Obamacare.
One Wisconsin Now
11/12/2014
Johnson’s comments were part of a consistent campaign by Republicans to suppress voter turnout through public statements and disenfranchisement legislation.
One Wisconsin Now
11/02/2014

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.
One Wisconsin Now
10/29/2014
Johnson could be the deciding vote on legislation authored by Sen. Warren, and sponsored by Sen. Baldwin, to allow student loans to be refinanced.
One Wisconsin Now
09/09/2014
Despite the data and urgent need for action, Sen. Johnson voted against common sense reforms like allowing borrowers to refinance their loans.
One Wisconsin Now
08/07/2014

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.
One Wisconsin Now
07/11/2014
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
07/09/2014
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.
One Wisconsin Now
07/07/2014