October 15th, 2010
11:43 AM ET
4 years ago

Feingold opponent boasts, 'I've never been to Washington'

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (CNN) – It doesn't get more outside the Beltway than Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Ron Johnson.

"I'd never been to Washington D.C.... until this election. I've gone three times just to familiarize myself and meet with some groups. But that's it," Johnson said.

A millionaire businessman running in his first election, Johnson is favored to take down three-term Democrat Russ Feingold. A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released this week shows Johnson with an eight point lead.


Filed under: 2010 • Ron Johnson • Russ Feingold • Wisconsin
October 13th, 2010
05:10 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Time Poll: Feingold trails in re-election bid

(CNN) - A new poll suggests that Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin is fighting for his political life.

A CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday indicates that the three-term Democratic senator trails businessman Ron Johnson, the Republican nominee Senate nominee, 52 to 44 percent among likely voters in Wisconsin. Johnson's eight point lead is up from a five point advantage in mid September.

Full results (pdf)

Filed under: 2010 • CNN Polls • Polls • Ron Johnson • Russ Feingold • Wisconsin
October 11th, 2010
11:09 PM ET
4 years ago

Heated debate between Wisconsin Senate candidates

(CNN) - The candidates for Senate in Wisconsin stuck to their talking points in an animated debate Monday night. Republican Ron Johnson blamed the three-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold for what he said were the failures of Washington, and Feingold said Johnson offered no solutions to the problems.

"He doesn't have any answer, he doesn't have any plan, he just wants to say we've got all this debt and all these problems, but he gives you absolutely no idea of what he would do about it," Feingold said. "It's not the responsibility you need from a U.S. Senator."

Filed under: 2010 • Ron Johnson • Russ Feingold • Wisconsin
September 28th, 2010
04:18 PM ET
4 years ago

Ron Johnson: I am not a lawyer

(CNN) – Wisconsin Republican Senate nominee Ron Johnson is drawing a sharp contrast between himself and his Democratic opponent - one's a lawyer and one isn't.

"There are 100 members of the U.S. Senate. Fifty-seven of them, including Russ Feingold, are lawyers," Johnson says in a new television ad. "That'd be fine if we had a lawsuit to settle. But we have an economy to fix."

In the 30-second spot, Johnson casts himself as a political outsider with the experience to get things done, and Feingold as a Washington insider who lacks the skills needed to fix the country's fiscal problems. It's the type of message being aired across the country in the lead-up to November's midterm elections.


Filed under: 2010 • Ron Johnson • Russ Feingold • Wisconsin
September 22nd, 2010
05:19 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Time Poll: Johnson 51 to 45 percent over Feingold

Oshkosh, Wisconsin (CNN) – Wisconsin Senate hopeful Ron Johnson likes to shun labels.

"I'm just a guy from Oshkosh," the millionaire plastics manufacturer told CNN in an interview Wednesday at his campaign headquarters, ticking through his private sector accomplishments and his fondness for recreation league basketball.

Voters would be forgiven if they somehow miss the fact that Johnson, who is hoping to unseat three-term incumbent Sen. Russ Feingold in November, is a Republican. Nowhere on his signage or campaign literature does the word "Republican" appear, and Johnson seems to want to put some space between himself and the party.


Filed under: 2010 • CNN Polls • Republicans • Ron Johnson • Wisconsin
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