Johnson is Attending a Fundraiser Hosted by Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour - Who Also Sits on the Board of a super PAC Supporting Johnson.
Senator Johnson had a busy day in Washington...raising money from lobbyists. As the legal scrutiny around his $10 million corporate payout grows, Senator Johnson is laser focused on shaking the pockets of Washington insiders. His fundraiser tonight is hosted by former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour - a key player in a super PAC supporting Johnson. Barbour sits on the steering committee of Citizen PAC, a super PAC solely devoted to propping up Senator Johnson's campaign. Super PACs and candidates are not allowed to coordinate, and the fundraiser may raise more ethical issues for Senator Johnson.
“You can’t blame Senator Johnson for not reading the TPP or putting forward a plan to combat ISIS; he’s too busy raising money from lobbyists in Washington. A look at the roster of Washington insiders attending Johnson’s fundraiser sums up his campaign mantra: Washington first, Wisconsin last. It’s just another reminder that Senator Johnson’s priority is protecting a rigged systems that helps Washington insiders at the expense of middle and working class Wisconsinites,” said Harry Hartfield, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.