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Thursday, May 5, 2016

 7:53 AM 

Feingold ad hits back at Johnson on Tomah VA in new TV ad

Russ Feingold’s campaign today released a new TV ad that says “Sen. Ron Johnson and his allies aren’t telling the truth about the tragedy at Tomah veterans hospital.”

The spot comes on the heels of an ad from the conservative Freedom Partners Action Fund that features a Tomah VA whistleblower who charges Feingold got a memo outlining the issues at the hospital, but did nothing. Feingold’s camp has said there’s no evidence he ever received the document.

In Feingold’s ad, the narrator says when Johnson’s office learned of the failures at the VA, “he did nothing. The complaints changed hands from one aide to another in a congressional black hole.” 

The narrator then says Johnson admitted they were distracted and plays snippets from an interview the senator gave.

“Had this not occurred during an election cycle ... when there’s an awful lot of turnover ... when people are looking at doing job interviews and stuff,” Johnson says.

The narrator then closes the spot, “Sen. Johnson: not for veterans, not for Wisconsin.”

-- By JR Ross



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