Oct 26, 2010

Senate Candidate Ron Johnson Runs His 'No-Details' Campaign

By Michael Leon

Amid sporadic and below-the-political-radar Tea Party threats to privatize the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs (DVA), Wisconsin Republican-Tea Party Senate candidate Ron Johnson maintains his secret policy specifics to be revealed should he assume office.

Asked what the Department of Veterans Affairs’ responsibility is to homeless veterans, Johnson recently declared that his election campaign is not “about details” such as the welfare of America's 107,000 homeless veterans.

The Wisconsin Senate race is being portrayed nationally as a bellwether election on the strength and political vitality of the Tea Party, and the inclination of the American electorate to stand behind President Obama in the face of near constant, unanimous GOP opposition that is long on talking-point criticism and short on policy initiatives.

Johnson's opponent, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Middleton, Wisconsin), has stepped up his criticism of Johnson, blasting his GOP opponent for a lack of specifics in their final debate last week.

Feingold now has hit back with a new ad blasting Johnson for maintaining his silence on specific initiatives addressing policy issues.

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