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Americans for Prosperity Launches Major Multimedia Buy on Sen. Ron Johnson’s Record

Seven-figure investment highlights his record on free-market issues.

By - Apr 5th, 2016 12:14 pm

Arlington, VA – Today, Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s foremost grassroots advocate for economic freedom, announced a seven-figure investment in an ad encouraging Wisconsinites to thank Senator Ron Johnson for his commitment to free-market issues. The ad will run on broadcast, cable and digital platforms across the state in the coming weeks.

View the ad here:

Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin State Director Eric Bott released the following statement:

“Sen. Johnson continues to sponsor and back legislation that gets government out of the way and improves the lives of families. He’s fighting to end regulatory burdens that drive up costs on everyday necessities like electricity and food.  He’s for ending irresponsible spending that unfairly places our children and grandchildren in debt.  He puts small businesses ahead of the politically connected.  In this ad we are sharing with people the pro-growth policies Senator Johnson supports. When lawmakers take action preserving the American Dream for our children, their actions should be applauded.”

Eric Bott is available all week to discuss the advertisements and plans for the Wisconsin chapter in the coming weeks and months.


Americans for Prosperity Has Made Long-Term Investments to Expand Opportunity in Wisconsin:

 “Civil Service reform was a major priority on AFP-Wisconsin’s legislative agenda, and is a crucial step toward creating a more efficient state government that operates with the best interests of Wisconsin taxpayers in mind.”(Americans for Prosperity, “A System That Works for Taxpayers,” 2/16/16)

“Recent free-market reforms might not always have been popular, but they were the right policies to get the state back on track. And the best part? It’s working.”(Americans for Prosperity, “A Bright Future For Wisconsin,” 1/25/16)

Senator Johnson has a track record of support for free-market issues in the U.S. Senate

Sen. Johnson cosponsored legislation amending the Internal Revenue Code and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to allow an employer with fewer than 50 employees that does not offer group health insurance coverage to establish a health reimbursement arrangement.
S.1697, Small Business Healthcare Relief Act (Accessed 3/31/16)

Sen. Johnson cosponsored legislation amending the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and (2) make permanent the maximum 35% gift tax rate and the lifetime gift tax exemption.
S.860, Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015 (Accessed 3/31/16)

Sen. Johnson cosponsored legislation that amends the Internet Tax Freedom Act to make permanent the ban on state and local taxation of Internet access and on multiple or discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce.
S. 431 (Accessed 3/31/16)

Senator Johnson’s voting record has earned him high marks on AFP’s legislative scorecard.

Sen. Ron Johnson’s voting record has earned him a current grade of 89% and a lifetime grade of 90%. Click here to view the scorecard.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 2.8 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 35 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states.  For more information, visit

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