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Sen. Ron Johnson: Career Politicians Aren’t Doing Enough To Create Jobs [VIDEO]

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter
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Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, who is in a heated race against former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold to maintain his seat, alleged his opponent does not bring the experience needed to create jobs in the Badger State.

The Wisconsin politician, who worked for Oshkosh manufacturing company PACUR for more than 30 years before he unseated Feingold in 2010, touted his experience in the Tuesday ad.

“In 2010, there were 57 lawyers, zero manufacturers, and way too many career politicians in the United States Senate,” Johnson says while standing in front on a white board in the 30-second television spot.“Today, there are 54 lawyers, one manufacturer – that’d be me – still way too many career politicians, and now Senator Feingold wants to add another one. Himself.”

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“Fixing this broken system will take the perspective of someone who has actually solved problems. 31 years of manufacturing taught me how,” he continued.

The incumbent has repeatedly painted his Democratic challenger, who was a lawyer before being elected as a state senator at the age of 29, as a career politician who lacks of private-sector experience needed to strengthen Wisconsin’s economy.

While Feingold had a commanding lead in the polls, Johnson has managed close the gap inn recent weeks coming within the margin of error.

Forty-eight percent of likely voters said support Feingold while 45 percent said they plan to vote for Johnson, according to Marquette Law School’s latest poll, released August 31.

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