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Johnson Formally Announces Reelection Bid

By John Forester | January 9, 2022

From WisPolitics.com …GOP U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the country, today formally announced he would seek reelection to “continue to fight for freedom in the public realm.”Johnson, R-Oshkosh, vowed before his 2016 reelection that he wouldn’t seek a third term. But he hedged on that promise after Dems won full control of Washington, D.C., in the 2020 elections.Johnson said in a statement this morning he promised during his first campaign in 2010 that he would “always tell people the truth and that I would never vote with reelection in mind,” adding those have been “easy promises to keep.”Johnson has become a lightning rod for criticism in recent years, particularly over his comments on COVID-19, and hinted at that in his reelection announcement.“It is not a decision I have made lightly,” Johnson said. “Having already experienced a growing level of vitriol and false attacks, I certainly don’t expect better treatment in the future.”See the release here.

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