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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 05:19 PM
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Just who IS Ron Johnson (WI Senate candidate)?
Edited on Thu Sep-23-10 05:23 PM by catgirl
There's not a whole lot of information about him. According to Wikipedia, he's a plastics manufacturer who courted the Tea Party and originally said
some stupid things, but has been careful ever since.

Here are some things about him:

He criticized Obama for holding BP responsible for the oil spill clean up. As it turns out, Johnson has over $100,000 worth of stock in BP.

He described the idea of man-made climate change as crazy, and the theories as lunacy.

He backtracked on his approval to allow offshore drilling in the Great Lakes- after he was criticized for it.

Like Meg Whitman, he is pouring his own money into his campaign (trying to buy victory).

He sided with Catholic Church leaders in opposing a proposed Child Victims Act in testimony before a state Senate committee. (I need to research
that one).

His platform is that he's an "everyman" and is not a politician. Hm.
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 05:51 PM
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1. Just found this from The Awl

Interesting stuff about Ron Johnson. Believe me, we can't afford to have this guy in
the Senate!

http://www.theawl.com/2010/09/dystopian-wisconsin-who-i...
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boomerbust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-10 06:10 PM
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2. Feingold
-6 in latest poll.
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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-10 07:33 AM
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3. D*mn
I gave to his campaign yesterday......would give today and everyday if I could afford it, and I live in Minnesota...... he has got to pull this thing out.
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