U.S. Senator Ron Johnson kicked off a statewide tour in Green Bay Monday morning, as he officially launched his reelection bid.
The Republican said 30 years of business experience gives him an edge over his opponent, former Democratic Senator Russ Feingold. “We need to reduce the regulatory burden, we need to have a competitive tax system…we need to understand that we all want a clean environment, it’s a good goal that we all share, but let’s not artificially drive up the price of power because that makes us uncompetitive in a global economy,” he said.
Johnson defeated Feingold for the Senate seat in November of 2010. Before that he was CEO at an Oshkosh manufacturing plant. Johnson contends he’s the type of person who is needed in Washington, rather than sending back “career politicians.”
In a statement, Feingold campaign communications director Michael Tyler said “Senator Johnson has spent the last six years as a partisan shill who thinks our economy should only work for billionaires and CEO’s like himself. Russ is fighting for an economy that works for middle class and working Wisconsin families.”