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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Illinois-based PAC starts new TV ad praising Johnson

An Illinois-based PAC started a new TV ad today saying U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson understands paving the way for Iran to get nuclear bombs could be “the most catastrophic decision in human history.”

A spokesman for Restoration PAC said the initial buy was $500,000 and is running on broadcast and cable TV in the Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay markets.

Johnson, R-Oshkosh, faces Russ Feingold next year in one of the most-watched Senate races of 2016, and PAC spokesman Dan Curry said the group chose Wisconsin for the ad because “we thought we’d start there in our efforts to retain the Senate for the Republican Party.”

In the spot, the narrator says the American people “deserve the facts” in dangerous times and says Iran is the No. 1 state sponsor of terrorism, played a role in helping the Sept. 11 attackers, and “radical Islamist leaders have made it clear the worst is yet to come.” The narrator goes on to say Iran is funding terrorism around the globe, including “right here in the U.S..”

“Some of our leaders like Ron Johnson understand that preventing Iran from getting the bomb is essential to our safety,” the narrator says. “Others like President Obama insist on signing a toothless agreement that makes us less safe.”

The 60-second spot closes with the narrator urging viewers to visit the group’s website “to support Johnson and leaders like him who will work to keep America safe.”

-- By JR Ross



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