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Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Latest Johnson TV ad hits Feingold on Progressives United

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s latest TV ad hits Russ Feingold on the Progressives United PAC he created after leaving the Senate, saying it shows the Dem is “in it for himself.”

The ad opens with text saying Feingold set up his own PAC in 2011 and “It was supposed to support candidates.”

It then shows a clip of Feingold saying, “Obviously, we’re going to try to support candidates directly.”

The screen then reads, “But that’s not what he did.”

The ad then cites media accounts of Progressives United with headlines such as “Russ Feingold’s PAC funded fees, salaries for former staffers, himself” and “Top beneficiary of Progressives United might be Russ Feingold himself.” While the headlines change on the screen, audio is played of a question Feingold was asked about the PAC.

The ad then switches to the final piece of the question, “only 5 percent of the money went to federal candidates. A lot of it went to pay salaries. How do you explain that?”

As the screen shows Feingold, the words “How do you explain that?” appears on one side as text across the bottom reads, “Russ Feingold, in it for himself, not you.”

-- By JR Ross



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