What is Ron Johnson Hiding?

Jul 05, 2010

More than 30 Days After Failing to Release Financial Interests,

Johnson Keeps Campaign Funding a Secret

MADISON — Multimillionaire U.S. Senate Candidate Ron Johnson has already spent nearly $1 million of his family fortune on his campaign but no one knows where that money comes from because Johnson failed to release his personal financial interests 34 days ago.

On June 2nd Johnson delayed releasing his legally-required personal financial interest with the with the Secretary of the U.S. Senate and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics until after the filing deadline for candidates to get on the ballot.

In a recent interview with WTDY radio, former Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Terrence Wall accused Johnson of purposely “playing games” with his financial disclosure.

Wall told WTDY News Director Zach Stein:

He’s playing games. He’s being advised by his consultants to play games. Not filing that report on time is a clear demonstration he doesn’t care about people of this state, because if he did, he would have filed that and been honest about it.”

Filing a personal financial disclosure isn’t complicated and amounts to “checking a few boxes” said Wall. “It aint complicated. I did it, he can do it, and there is no reason it should take more than 30 days,” Wall told the station. “If he plays these kind of games now as a candidate, he’s going to play these games as a senator.”

“Ron Johnson needs to stop playing hide-n-go-seek with the money he is spending on his campaign and his own extremist positions, ” said Mike Tate, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. “Ron Johnson is trying to fool the people of Wisconsin but he doesn’t seem to understand they won’t be fooled.”