Word is out that another Republican primary candidate will be vying to take on Sen. Russ Feingold in the general election.Ron Johnson, who’s labeled himself as an “Oshkosh businessman,” is adding campaign staff. According to WisPolitics, one of them his staffers has worked for the recent spat of W.M.C.-backed and hard-right state Supreme Court justices, Michael Gableman and Annette Ziegler, as well as Attorney General Van Hollen. This tells me he’ll try to play very dirty against Feingold, and will probably try to turn the primary into a real mudfest.
Go for it. Few things work better for Feingold than his opponents hurling mud at one another. It’s taken Johnson this long to get into the race, I wonder what else he can do to differentiate himself from his Republican opponents. It took Johnson even longer to get in than it took for TOMMY! to hog the spotlight while flirting with a run, only to drop out.