Ron Johnson 2022: Republican Wisconsin Senator is running again, according to multiple reports.
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) is “definitely running for reelection,” prominent conservative talk show host Mark Belling says. The information was confirmed by three other news outlets, citing sources.
“Exclusive: Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson is definitely running for reelection and will make his announcement imminently @markbellingshow,” Belling wrote on Twitter on Jan. 7, 2022.
Exclusive: Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson is definitely running for reelection and will make his announcement imminently @markbellingshow
— Mark Belling (@MarkBellingShow) January 7, 2022
CBS News is also reporting that Johnson “is expected to run for reelection and kick off his campaign next week,” a source told the network. It would be his third term. WISN-TV reported the same information through a source. Politico also confirmed that Johnson is running again, citing three GOP sources.
That ends the long-running drama about whether the senator, who has become an obsession of the local media, would run again. It also is likely to alter the governor’s race in Wisconsin; combat veteran Kevin Nicholson is widely expected to run for governor if Johnson runs for U.S. Senate, as expected.
“Help Kevin Take Back Washington,” Nicholson’s website still said on Jan. 7, 2022.
Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Jonathan Wichmann are the announced candidates in the governor’s race. Former Congressman Sean Duffy recently bowed out of a bid for Wisconsin governor, despite the urging of former President Donald Trump. Kleefisch recently released her first TV ad:
There are multiple Democrats trying to unseat Johnson, including Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Alex Lasry, the son of the Milwaukee Bucks’ owner. See a round-up of Barnes’ top four most shameful moments here.