Feingold calls on Johnson to use speech to lay out plan
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic Senate candidate Russ Feingold's campaign manager is calling on Republican Sen. Ron Johnson to use his speaking slot at the national convention to lay out his plan for combatting terrorism.
At the same time, Feingold's campaign is launching a new television ad Monday to run during the convention this week where the former senator talks about his plan for taking on the Islamic State.
Johnson is slated to speak at the convention Tuesday.
Johnson has been critical of Feingold's votes during his 18-year Senate career on national security issues, including his lone vote against the Patriot Act in 2001.
But Feingold campaign manager Tom Russell says Johnson needs to use his convention speech "to actually tell us what he plans to do." Feingold released a plan in December.