Wisconsin: Feingold Counters ‘Career Politician’ Ad

Posted August 4, 2010 at 6:31pm

Images progress from shuttered storefronts to “help wanted” signs in the latest statewide ad from the re-election campaign of Sen. Russ Feingold (D).

Feingold does his own narration: “Unfair trade agreements. Letting Wall Street run wild. From Day One, I voted against them because you warned me they’d cost Wisconsin families’ jobs, and sadly that’s what happened.”

Feingold’s ad doesn’t mention Republican Ron Johnson, whose campaign is on the air criticizing Feingold.

“Listen, I’ve spent the last 30 years building a manufacturing business in Oshkosh. Russ Feingold — he spent the last 30 years as a career politician,” Johnson says in the spot.

Wisconsin’s primaries are scheduled for Sept. 14.

Feingold is unopposed for the Democratic nomination, but Johnson will have to overcome three fellow Republicans, including small-business man Dave Westlake.