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Ron Johnson imageRon Johnson
Republican Candidate
Senate Race
Ron Johnson is running as a Republican in the state of Wisconsin. Ron Johnson is an Incumbent in the U.S. Senate race. This candidate has been the Senator from Wisconsin since 2010. Ron Johnson is running against Mandela Barnes, Alex Lasry in the U.S. Senate race. See our U.S. Senate race map and our Wisconsin Senate state map.

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Ron Johnson often is covered by Left Media sources.
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Jan. 6 panel: GOP Sen. Johnson sought to hand-deliver fake electors to Pence
US & Canada · Washington

Jan. 6 panel: GOP Sen. Johnson sought to hand-deliver fake electors to Pence

62% Left coverage: 29 sources
Sen. Ron Johnson wanted to hand then-Vice President Mike Pence an official-looking document falsely affirming former President Donald Trump won in Wisconsin and Michigan. The document, signed by 10 Wisconsin Republicans, was filled out on the same day the Democratic slate of Wisconsin electors met in the same building to deliver the state's 10 electoral votes to President-elect Joe Biden. Official-looking certificates were submitted by Republicans claiming to be electors in six other states.See the Story
Wisconsin Democrats aim to beat Sen. Ron Johnson, but how?
US & Canada · Wisconsin

Wisconsin Democrats aim to beat Sen. Ron Johnson, but how?

54% Center coverage: 24 sources
Democratic Senate candidate Mandela Barnes is campaigning in rural Wisconsin. Barnes is trying to appeal to the voters who more typically fuel Republican victories. The Republican incumbent, Ron Johnson, has become one of Donald Trump's most vocal supporters. Democrats are hoping Johnson's most incendiary comments will turn off moderate Republicans.See the Story
Wisconsin Democrats focus ire on Republican Sen. Johnson
U.S. Senate · United States

Wisconsin Democrats focus ire on Republican Sen. Johnson

67% Center coverage: 15 sources
Wisconsin Democrats looking to unseat Republican Sen. Ron Johnson focused their attacks on him Sunday. The race in Wisconsin, which Donald Trump carried in 2016 but President Joe Biden won in 2020, could determine which party control the Senate. Polls show a tight Democratic primary between Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Alex Lasry.See the Story

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US & Canada · Washington

Ron Johnson Blames Intern for Fake Electors Delivery

80% Left coverage: 10 sources
Aide for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told former Vice President Mike Pence's staff that the Republican from Wisconsin wanted to hand-deliver to Pence fake elector votes from his state and neighboring Michigan. The texts were revealed at Tuesday's meeting of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. A Johnson spokeswoman downplayed the texts after they were publicly revealed.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Ron Johnson Suggests Covid Vaccines May Cause AIDS

57% Left coverage: 7 sources
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said it "may be true" that COVID-19 vaccines cause AIDS. Johnson has long entertained conspiratorial and disproven theories regarding CO VID-19. He has convened a group of doctors and scientists who have been criticized for spreading misinformation to get a second opinion.See the Story
US & Canada · Wisconsin

Ad from Wisconsin Senate candidate Sarah Godlewski slams Ron Johnson on abortion

75% Center coverage: 4 sources
Sarah Godlewski recorded the ad in Washington, D.C., outside of the U.S. Supreme Court after the leak of a draft opinion that would overturn the landmark 1973 abortion that legalized abortion nationwide. The Senate race in nearly evenly divided Wisconsin is one of the most hotly contested in the country, with majority control of the split Senate at stake.See the Story
US & Canada · Wisconsin

Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate take aim at Ron Johnson at state convention

Coverage: 2 sources
A packed field of Democratic candidates running in the August primary for U.S. Senate took aim at incumbent Republican Sen. Ron Johnson. The winner of the Aug. 9 primary will go on to face Johnson in the Nov. 8 election. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Milwaukee Bucks executive-on-leave Alex Lasry, state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson, Kou Lee, Office of Emergency Management administrator Darrell Williams.See the Story
Mike Pence · Wisconsin

Johnson Draws Congressman Into Fake Electors Plot

Coverage: 2 sources
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he coordinated with a Wisconsin attorney to pass along such information. He initially said he did not know where the documents came from and that his staff sought to forward it to Pence. But he said he had since discovered the documents were from Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly. Kelly immediately pushed back on Johnson's claim, saying: "Senator Johnson's statements about Representative Kelly are patently false"See the Story
Nikki Haley · South Carolina

Ron Johnson touts faith-based Joseph Project jobs and training program in tour with former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson touts a faith-based jobs and training program. The Joseph Project seeks to provide skills for those eager to gain a foothold in the workforce. Johnson is in a tough re-election fight and eager to show voters an ability to work on issues.See the Story
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Ron Johnson is still trying to explain his efforts on Jan. 6

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
As his hometown paper put it, "Johnson has proven by his past actions that he isn’t fit to be a senator. This latest episode only makes that more clear."See the Story
Ron Johnson · Wisconsin

OP-ED: Travel Wisconsin, Ron Johnson

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
"What bothers me the most about this is that it’s apparently too much to ask our Senator to support the Wisconsin small businesses he is supposed to represent?"See the Story
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Senate Republicans revel in Ron Johnson's sloppy fake-phone call blunder: 'Tell 'em what you think'

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Insider quizzed nearly a dozen Senate Republicans about their go-to evasive maneuvers. Sen. Rick Scott of Florida harkened back to lessons learned during his two terms as governor. GOP Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas said he reflexively keeps the press at bay because his mind is in a different place.See the Story
US & Canada · Wisconsin

Ron Johnson calls attorney behind Wisconsin Republican elector scheme a victim of 'radical left'

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson defended former Dane County Circuit Court Judge James Troupis, whom Johnson defended on Friday. The Oshkosh Republican's comments came the same week texts revealed TroupIs, who represented Trump in a failed effort to overturn Wisconsin's 2020 election results, tried to get Johnson to pass documents falsely stating Trump won Wisconsin.See the Story
Donald Trump · Wisconsin

Editorial: Ron Johnson's denials about Donald Trump's fake-elector plot don't add up.

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, was asked to deliver fake electors to Vice President Mike Pence. The fake electors were part of a plan to give Pence cover to not certify Joe Biden's election. A top Pence aide says he has no reason to believe Johnson was involved directly.See the Story
Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson lied

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) tried to deliver a list of fake electors directly to former Vice President Mike Pence. This was part of a broader scheme to use Pence's ceremonial role overseeing the certification of the Electoral College to install Trump for a second term. Johnson's spokesperson claimed Johnson had "no involvement" in the scheme and "no foreknowledge that it was going to be delivered to our office"See the Story

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