Ron Johnson's campaign responded Thursday by providing links to three government and academic websites that divide the country into general regions, and don't include New York in their Great Lakes region. — The Associated PressFunny, the "Tea Party" speaker deferring to both the federal government and the pointy-headed academics. How convenient.
Except Johnson was referring to "Great Lakes Senators" in his video ad. In the case of those government and academic websites, obviously the naming of the regions came after dividing them up.
It's like the Pacific Reporter, which includes Oklahoma and Kansas.
Ron Johnson should know that Senators represent States, not regions. But Ron Johnson may find some solace in the fact that the Cat Fanciers' Association likewise snubs both Wisconsin and Illinois.