So it’s striking that Wilson is now trying to use that same tactic against Johnson, criticizing the congressman for supporting free trade agreements backed by President Obama.

“I am disappointed that Congressman Johnson supported President Obama’s free trade agenda this year. These agreements will ship even more of our jobs overseas,” Wilson told WTRF-TV.

Keep in mind that Johnson’s district isn’t overwhelmingly Republican, but it’s the type of rural, blue-collar district where Obama has badly struggled lately. Obama came within two points of defeating John McCain here in 2008, and Kerry performed similarly against George W. Bush in 2004.