MADISON, Wis. – Ron Johnson is once again making headlines, this time for his adamant refusal to fight to bring more than a thousand good paying jobs to Wisconsin.


See the coverage below:



Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “‘I wouldn’t insert myself to demand that anything be manufactured here using federal funds in Wisconsin,’ Johnson told reporters after appearing at a ‘Parent Empowerment Rally’ in Washington County.”


AP: “Johnson told reporters at a news conference Saturday that he was not trying to get Oshkosh Defense to put the jobs in his hometown of Oshkosh as part of a multibillion-dollar contract the company won last year to build new delivery vehicles for the U.S. Postal Service.”


WUWM: “About a year ago, the Postal Service reached a huge agreement to have the Oshkosh Corp. build up to 165,000 vehicles. Later, the firm announced it would build them at a plant in South Carolina and hire 1,000 people. Labor unions and Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin protested, saying United Auto Workers members at the corporation plant in Oshkosh should do the work.’”


WPR: “Johnson, R-Oshkosh, told reporters Saturday he “wouldn’t insert myself to demand that anything be manufactured here using federal funds in Wisconsin,” saying it’s more important for federal dollars to be spent efficiently. He also downplayed the importance of adding jobs to Wisconsin’s economy.”


UpNorthNews: “If Oshkosh Defense sticks to its plan to create more than 1,000 new manufacturing jobs in South Carolina instead of its namesake plant in Wisconsin, that’s fine by Sen. Ron Johnson—himself a resident of the city that could have benefited from any lobbying on his part. Speaking to reporters Saturday, the Republican running for a third term said he would leave it to the company to decide where to fulfill a government contract to build 165,000 vehicles for the US Postal Service.”


MSNBC: “It’s not that the GOP incumbent is opposed to jobs being created in his state, but Johnson said if the company wants to boost the economy in South Carolina instead of Wisconsin, that’s up to the company and he doesn’t want to insert himself into the process.”

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