The battle between Republican Ron Johnson and Democrat Russ Feingold is kicking up a notch as the two tangle over claims in their TV ads. PolitiFact Wisconsin puts two new claims through the Truth O Meter.
Johnson is bringing back the whiteboard to drive home a similar point he made in his 2010 campaign against Feingold. Johnson claims he's the only manufacturer in the Senate
"Today, there are 54 lawyers, 1 manufacturer - that'd be me - and still way too many career politicians," Johnson said. "And now Senator Feingold wants to add another one - himself."
Politifact Wisconsin checked the roster of 100 US Senators and rated Johnson's claim - Mostly True.
"His statement is mostly accurate in the sense that he is - at least most recently the only manufacturer in the senate," said Tom Kertscher with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Although arguably one other colleague of his has quite a background in manufacturing."