People For the American Way

New Video Shows Ron Johnson’s Extremism on Economy and Environment


Contact: Drew Courtney or Miranda Blue at People For the American Way

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Phone Number: 202-467-4999

People For the American Way released a video today highlighting Wisconsin Senate candidate Ron Johnson’s own statements about his extreme pro-corporate, anti-working class agenda.

The video can be viewed at

"Ron Johnson’s positions put him in the far right of the Right Wing," said Michael B. Keegan, President of People For the American Way, "He has made it very clear that his first priority in office will be to look out for corporate interests. He defended BP as it spilled millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and even advocated for oil drilling in the Great Lakes. But on issues important to the middle class he has been dismissive, implying that people collecting unemployment benefits are intentionally not getting jobs, and dismissing the care of homeless veterans as an unimportant ‘detail.’ Ron Johnson’s priorities are clear. He wants to be a senator for multinational corporations, not for the people of Wisconsin."