Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold was known far and wide being for staying in touch with his constituents. He came home to Wisconsin every weekend; he had listening sessions in every county, every year; and he had five Senate offices set up across Wisconsin.
His successor, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson? Not so much.
Johnson bought a house in D.C.; he permits only a handful of secretive townhall meetings every year (he doesn't allow anyone to record them); and he maintains only two Senate offices in Wisconsin, both on the East side of the state.
This stark contrast hasn't been lost on Wisconsinites. On one of the rare occasions when Johnson ventured out to meet with constituents, one participant challenged him on it and remarked that he should come to every county, every year like Feingold used to, adding, "We see you on TV all the time but where the work gets done is in a room like this."