Sen. Johnson again avoids mentioning he's a senator in ad


June 23, 2016


MADISON Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's second television ad in his re-election campaign avoids any reference to him being an incumbent senator, just as his first spot did.

The latest ad released Wednesday called "Dishwasher" instead focuses on his life in the private sector, starting with his first job washing dishes. Johnson then talks about his work at plastics-manufacturer Pacur, a company he helped build with his brother-in-law starting in 1979.

Just like his first ad, the latest one is filmed on the manufacturing floor at Pacur.

It ends with Johnson making a veiled reference to his job as a senator, saying "Now I'm working hard to keep Wisconsin prosperous and America safe."

The spot is part of a $1.3 million ad buy. Johnson is challenged by Democrat Russ Feingold.


Associated Press