Ron Johnson Makes An Appeal To Voters On Election Eve

The Incumbent Senator Says His Opponent Engages In 'Class Warfare'

Ron Johnson
In this May 13, 2016, file photo, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks with reporters in Green Bay, during his Senate reelection campaign. Scott Bauer/AP Photo

Incumbent Republican Sen. Ron Johnson spoke in front of his customized green campaign bus parked in the lot of the PACUR company in Oshkosh on Monday.

At the plastics firm, owned by Johnson’s family, he made a plea to a small gathering of employees and supporters to get out the vote in order to defeat his opponent, Democrat Russ Feingold. Feingold held the seat for 18 years before losing it to Johnson in the 2010 Tea Party movement.

“I am begging you to talk to everybody you know over the next 24 hours,” Johnson said. “Every friend, every family member, every neighbor, perfect strangers.”

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Johnson accused Feingold of partaking in “class warfare” during the campaign. Feingold has brought up the salary Johnson collected while heading PACUR and for taking a payout when he went to Washington, D.C.

Johnson was joined by a fellow U.S. Senator on the campaign trail Monday. John Barrasso, a junior senator from Wyoming, said Wisconsin will be a key state in Tuesday’s election.

“I know for a fact that tomorrow there are going to be journalists representing papers not just in the United States but from around the world here watching,” Barrasso said. “The focus of the world will be on Wisconsin.”

If he wins, Johnson said this will be his second and final term.