Democrats have been going after Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin for months.
Now there is a new development in that story.
Despite constantly claiming that they want dark money out of politics, Democrats in Wisconsin are using a dark money front group to attack Johnson.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Wisconsin Dems Rely on Front Group To Attack Republican Incumbent While Decrying Dark Money
A “coalition of Wisconsin residents” that has been running TV attack ads against Sen. Ron Johnson (R.) is a front for a massive dark money group based in Washington, D.C., according to corporate registration records.
Opportunity Wisconsin said it has pumped at least $4 million into negative Johnson ads—including one on Friday blasting him for benefiting from a tax cut he helped pass—making it the most prevalent anti-Johnson group on the state’s airwaves. On its website, Opportunity Wisconsin bills itself as a “coalition of Wisconsin residents fighting for an economy that works for all Wisconsinites, not just the wealthy few” and touts a steering committee composed of state-level progressive activists.
But Opportunity Wisconsin doesn’t actually exist on paper. The name is a business alias for the North Fund, which is more than 600 miles away in Washington, D.C. The North Fund filed to conduct business under the name “Opportunity Wisconsin” in January 2020, according to D.C. corporate records. Opportunity Wisconsin did not respond to a request for comment.
Meanwhile, Ron Johnson is talking to working people in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin business owners tell me they’re in dire straits.
Issues from burdensome regulations, skyrocketing prices, supply chain issues, and not being able to find enough people to hire are universal problems. pic.twitter.com/jGG9M32e3c
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) April 20, 2022
And first responders.
Great to meet with the dedicated men and women of the Oregon Area Fire/EMS District. Thank you for the warm welcome yesterday and for protecting the 17,000 residents in your district. pic.twitter.com/dc5RwJ8dsN
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) April 19, 2022
Democrats have nothing to run on, so they’re just attacking people.