WISCONSINREPORT.COM (10/20/2010) - U.S. Senator Russ Feingold has received endorsements from more than 700 Wisconsin business leaders who stand behind the idea that Senator Feingold works for and has a commitment to grow the economy of the state and the country. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin claims Feingold challenger, Republican Ron Johnson, has dodged 15 debates and is basing his run on an $8 million ad campaign.
Some of the 700 business people who have endorsed Russ Feingold for re-election to the U.S. Senate seat have some comments about their experiences with Feingold regarding his dedication to preserving the well-being of businesses in the state, which in turn makes it easier to provide employment to citizens of Wisconsin.
"I had the pleasure of working with the senator and his staff on the recently enacted Small Business Jobs Act," said Russ Klisch, president and founder of Lakefront Brewery, Incorporated, Milwaukee.
"The senator listened to my needs and helped pass the legislation which his opponent opposed," Klisch pointed out.
"Because of this legislation, our brewery is able to expand its tour center, add more equipment built by Wisconsin companies, and soon to hire several more people," Klisch added.
"I support the re-election of Russ Feingold since his opponent supports big business, but has shown he doesn’t support the small businesses," said Lakefront Brewery president and founder Russ Klisch.
"I think Russ Feingold has taken a positive and independent stance on all of the issues that are important to me, and he must be reelected in 2010,” said Wendell Case, owner of The Service Center, in Lancaster.
"I truly admire the fact that Russ is very intelligent and is not in the grips of big business and the special interest groups. Russ is a sensible, well-spoken guy who actually takes the time to read legislation," said Ian Gurfield, owner of Ian's Pizza, in Madison.
"I'm honored to receive the endorsement of these Wisconsin business leaders," Feingold said.
"After listening to the business leaders of this state, I will continue to support initiatives like the Small Business Jobs bill and my jobs tax credit proposal to help Wisconsin businesses grow and strengthen our state’s economy,” Senator Russ Feingold continued.
Feingold says he has a clear plan to strengthen Wisconsin businesses and put Wisconsinites back to work.
To help the private sector create jobs, Feingold has proposed an across-the-board jobs tax credit for any businesses that hire new employees, expand work hours for their current workforce, or simply raise worker pay.
Feingold supported the Small Business Bill, which the Senate passed last month. The bill, which is fully paid for, helps small businesses in Wisconsin by increasing their access to credit, providing targeted tax breaks, and improving export and contracting programs.
In addition, Feingold supported the bipartisan HIRE Act, which contains tax cuts and infrastructure investments designed to create over one million well-paid American jobs this year.
Feingold's opponent, Ron Johnson, has opposed the Small Business Jobs Act, tax credits that were made available to more than 84,000 Wisconsin small businesses and tax breaks to 95 percent of Americans.
Johnson also opposes federal funding for stem cell research. According to the Associated Press, “Wisconsin would be especially hard-hit by the loss of federal funding. Stem cells were first isolated in Madison in 1998, and the work helped turn the surrounding communities into a leading center for stem-cell research.”
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