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Friday, October 21, 2016

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Feingold fires back at Johnson on Social Security in new TV ad

Russ Feingold’s latest TV ad hits back at U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson over Social Security, accusing the Oshkosh Republican of wanting to privatize the program and raise the retirement age.

Johnson earlier this week started a TV ad hitting Feingold for voting to raise taxes on Social Security income.

The Feingold spot opens with the narrator saying, “Keep them working. That’s Sen. Ron Johnson’s plan for seniors.”

The narrator goes on to say Johnson supports privatizing the program and wants to raise the retirement age to 70. The narrator adds Johnson “also has a plan for Medicare,” supporting turning it into a voucher program and adding means testing “so seniors pay more out of pocket or are left without coverage altogether.

“But Wisconsin seniors know that in Washington, Ron Johnson isn’t working for them,” the narrator says to close the spot.

The Feingold campaign said the aid will air statewide. It also released an accompanying 60-second radio ad.

-- By JR Ross



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