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Wisconsin Dems request ethics probe of Johnson


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295385-dems-request-ethics-probe-of-johnsonThe Hill:

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin wants the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate $10 million in compensation that Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis) received from his former company.


The party is sending a letter Monday to Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Miss.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), the leaders of the committee, requesting that it look into whether the payment violated federal election law.


"The Committee should immediately investigate these apparent violations. Specifically, the Committee should demand that Senator Johnson disclose the 'deferred compensation agreement,'" the group wrote in the letter. " Senator Johnson must be held accountable for his $10 million corporate payout."

The state Democratic party — which is working to unseat Johnson in the November election — argues the $10 million payment was an attempt "to get around" federal campaign rules. Corporations are banned from contributing directly to state or federal campaigns.

"There is no evidence that PACUR had a preexisting policy, with objective criteria, to determine whether executives would receive compensation upon their departure or the amount of that compensation," the group adds in the letter. Scissors-32x32.png

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Before Senator Johnson gave up control of his investments and company, he took some of HIS OWN MONEY and set it aside for his own personal purposes.


Feingold has never had a 'real job'.

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