The American Independent: “With at least $66,652 in total contributions, Oshkosh Corp. ranks seventh among Johnson’s top career contributors.
MADISON — New reporting reveals that Ron Johnson has taken $66,652 in contributions from Oshkosh Corporation, making Oshkosh Corporation one of Johnson’s top career contributors.
Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement in response:
“Once again, Ron Johnson is delivering for his corporate donors and leaving working Wisconsinites in the dust. In the Senate, I will always put Wisconsin first and never stop fighting for our jobs.”
The American Independent: Ron Johnson received donations from Wisconsin company that shipped 1,000 jobs out of state
By: Josh Israel
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is refusing to urge a Wisconsin company to reconsider its decision to put 1,000 manufacturing jobs in South Carolina. The business, Oshkosh Defense, is one of Johnson’s top career campaign funders.
“It’s not like we don’t have enough jobs here in Wisconsin,” he said. “I think when using federal tax dollars, you want to spend those in the most efficient way and if it’s more efficient, more effective to spend those in other states, I don’t have a real problem with that.”
According to campaign finance data provided by the nonpartisan research group OpenSecrets, Johnson has received at least $20,000 in corporate PAC contributions from Oshkosh Corp., the parent company of Oshkosh Defense, over the course of his political career. Its employees have given him at least $46,652 in individual campaign donations as well over that time.
With at least $66,652 in total contributions, Oshkosh Corp. ranks seventh among Johnson’s top career contributors.