TPM: That didn't take long. The Wisconsin newspaper that had Republican Senate hopeful Ron Johnson at a loss for words over how to help the middle class has just endorsed his opponent, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI). What's more, the paper cites stumping Johnson as a key driver of their decision.
"Oshkosh businessman and political newcomer Ron Johnson, also has voiced his support for spending controls and fiscal responsibility in Washington," the endorsement reads.
"His plan for righting the U.S. economy, however, comes across as one-note: establish a hard spending cap, reduce government interference and allow businesses to flourish."
Just for context, the Green Bay Press Gazette is not reflexively friendly to Feingold. This is the first time they've ever endorsed him, having always supported his opponents in previous races.
Why the comments featured in Feingold's ad below didn't sink his chances with voter concern over jobs, I'll never know.