September 10, 2018
[Madison, WI] — Dan Kohl is attempting to position himself as an outsider when in reality he has spent the better part of the last decade in Washington D.C. as a lobbyist and bundler for Hillary Clinton. While Glenn Grothman has been busy fighting for Wisconsin families, D.C. Dan is running a deceptive campaign in Wisconsin, as he desperately tries to get a job back where he’s most at home – Washington.
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Dan Kohl’s Contradictory Congressional Campaign Ads
September 7, 2018
Congressional Democrat candidate Dan Kohl recently released three ads, in which he states that he is not a politician, that he won’t take money from corporate PACs, that he will fight for term limits and that he won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. However despite what Kohl tells the camera, his history tells a different story.
Kohl is facing incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman in November in the 6th Congressional District. In all three of the newly release ads, Kohl starts off by saying, “I am not a politician.” However despite the repeated phrase, the ads fail to mention that Kohl’s political career began in 2008, when he ran and lost for State Assembly. The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign reported in 2009 that the campaign cost him $311,709 dollars.
Additionally the MacIver Institute reported that Kohl has served on the George Soros funded nonprofit advocacy group J Street as the political director and as vice president of political affairs, and although J Street’s main focus is Middle East policy, the Washington, D.C.-based group has pumped millions of dollars into liberal causes and candidates.
In the ad “This Money” Kohl states that he “won’t take money from Corporate PACs.” However, Kohl served on the JStreetPAC board, and was tasked with expanding their donor base to fuel lobbying activities. The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle reported in 2009 that Kohl stated his first task as political director of J Street was, “to broaden and deepen J Street’s nationwide network of major donors and activists into a political action network that will drive the organization’s lobbying and advocacy operation.”
Alec Zimmerman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin commented on Kohl attempting to use the ads to position himself as an outsider: “The only part of D.C. Dan that makes him an ‘outsider’ is the Washington address where he spent the better part of the last decade lobbying the swamp and supporting liberal Democrats like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Kohl’s deeply misleading ads are part of the same Washington political games he’s been playing for years — this is exactly the sort of thing Wisconsin voters are fed up with.”
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