Sen. Johnson: Jobs, health care as important as terror fight
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is framing his re-election as a matter of security -- both military and economic.
At a town hall meeting in Milwaukee on Friday, Johnson said job creation, health care and national debt are issues that demand the same attention as the domestic and international fight against terror.
His statements echoed remarks from his opponent, Democrat Russ Feingold, who took questions last week at the same "On The Issues" forum at Marquette University. Feingold said then that the campaign should balance national security with middle class economic concerns.
Johnson defeated Feingold in 2010 and their rematch has been closely watched as Democrats and Republicans vie for control of the Senate. To retake the chamber, Democrats need to pick up four seats if their eventual nominee becomes president.