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Sun Jan 9, 2022, 01:32 PM

Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson will seek reelection

Source: AP

By SCOTT BAUER

MADISON, Wis. (AP) ó Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, one of former President Donald Trumpís biggest backers, announced Sunday that he will seek reelection in the battleground state, breaking his promise not to seek a third term.

Johnson announced his decision via email two days after a pair of Republicans with knowledge of his decision told The Associated Press that he was close to launching a bid. Johnson over the past year has been a leading voice in downplaying the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot and the coronavirus pandemic, in addition to remaining a vocal Trump supporter.

The race is sure to be one of the most hotly contested in the country next year in purple Wisconsin. President Joe Biden won the state by fewer than 21,000 votes in 2020 after a similarly narrow win by Trump in 2016. Johnson won by nearly 5 points in 2010, his first race for office, and then by just over 3 points in 2016. Both times he defeated Democrat Russ Feingold.

Johnsonís announcement that he will run again came a day after Republican Sen. John Thune, of South Dakota, said he would seek a fourth term. No other Senate retirements are likely beyond the five Republicans and one Democrat, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who have already announced plans to step down.



FILE - Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on March 3, 2021. Johnson, one of former President Donald Trumpís most vocal supporters, has decided to seek reelection to a third term, two Republicans with knowledge of the plan told The Associated Press on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. (Greg Nash/The Hill via AP, Pool, File)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-joe-biden-elections-wisconsin-donald-trump-c520f157cf4da196e3f5589002d71353

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 01:42 PM

1. Play the video of him explaining how Trump lost. Repeatedly.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 02:02 PM

2. What were you doing in Moscow July 4, 2018, RoJo?

Time for him to taste defeat.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 02:12 PM

3. Play the video of the violence at the Capitol with Johnson calling it a tourist event.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 02:26 PM

4. I feel really bad

For the good people in Wisconsin. His district is probably as corrupt as mine in North Carolina. These fools would re-elect Cawthorn and probably bring Meadows back as Gov, after treason conviction. The great cheese has clogged some Brains like sheet rock would a colon. We got Cheereine, Goodies powder, meth and moonshine as our exports. Meth and shine has rotted brains here. Plus Hate, and white supremacy. We broadcast Fox in the sky like the bat signal 24/7.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 03:55 PM

10. He's a Senator not a Representative. His district is the whole state!

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 04:24 PM

12. Crap, I knew that.

Sux even more for Wisconsin. He can smear his stupid state wide. I would like to think if our whole state had a say, Cawthorn would not ever have been a thing.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 04:57 PM

13. Doesnt Cawthorn have some sort of cheating scandal or something going on?

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 06:13 PM

16. Something

About his now ex wife after 8 months and her ties to Russia. Surprise. He was as gullibly to Pooty Poo as trump. Cawthorn and Gaetz are clones.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 02:31 PM

5. Breaking his word on 2 terms

one reason that Johnson beat Feingold twice, is that Feingold went back on his two term pledge. Now Johnson is doing the same--hopefully Johnson's broken pledge will hurt him.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 02:42 PM

6. should be SO much ammo against Johnson

have any Dems announced yet?

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 04:00 PM

11. There are 12 declared.

@TheOtherMandela Current WI Lt.Gov Mandela Barnes is endorsed by both Elizabeth Warren and Jim Clyburn.

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Response to Mawspam2 (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 10:39 PM

18. Wisconsin could have its own Mandela!

May they live up to the namesake.

I remember Wisconsin voting blue not that long ago. Before meth.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 03:08 PM

7. Oh, goody....

Bill still, my heartÖ.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 03:13 PM

8. Wis Dems continue to ignore that the uni of Wis supports 3 x-limbaugh pro johnson radio stations

it's really dumb, but it continues to happen election after election all over the country, where at least 260 stations depend on more than 87 universities while they keep helping republicans sell big lies like global warming is a hoax, covid is a hoax, and keep electing asshats like johnson and enabling asshats like manchin

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 03:53 PM

9. POS can FUCK OFF

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 05:35 PM

14. Why would anyone believe anything that comes out of this lying mouth. I am a constitutent :-( :-(

and don't believe a word he says. He said he was done after two terms.

A grade-A POS.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 06:05 PM

15. Shame on Wisconsites if they re-elect this dill weed.

He is certifiably insane.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 9, 2022, 06:35 PM

17. Flashback to when we drove these around Wisconsin this past 4th of July.

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