Ron Johnson

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Ron Johnson is the successful Republican 2010 candidate for U.S. Senate, who defeated Russ Feingold. He is a conservative businessman who provided about 2/3 of his campaign's funding, and, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, was the only winner among Senatorial candidates who spent more than $3.5 million in personal funds.

He cofounded, in 1979, Pacur, which makes specialty plastic packaging for medical devicesand is the world’s largest producer of specialty plastic and high-tech printing applications. He is exceptionally concerned with the Obama Administration's healthcare plan, which he considers "biggest assault on personal freedom in his lifetime...It is absolutely designed to lead to a Canadian-style, nationalized, single-payer health care system...That will limit our freedom and our choice."[1]

While a conservative, he and local Tea Party movement groups were at odds.


  1. Clay Barbour (1 August 2010), "Senate candidate Ron Johnson maturing quickly", Madison Journal