UPDATED 10:27 AM PT – Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Ron Johnson comes out on top in Wisconsin’s Senate race.
On the campaign trail, Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he is committed to ending the dysfunction of the Washington establishment.
The Trump-endorsed Republican said he set his sights on a third term in the upper chamber after watching the federal government take a tyrannical approach to governing during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Johnson affirmed that he’s motivated to undo the damage done by Democrats and reunite the country.
The Senators focus moved toward growing the economy as well as economic opportunity and creating good jobs. The Senator believes that the people of Wisconsin deserve to keep more money rather than sending it to Washington bureaucrats.
One of the largest differences between Johnson and his opponent Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes (D-Wis.) is Johnson’s commitment to fight against the Democrat agenda in Washington.
“He’s (Barnes) trying to pretend he’s a moderate or he’s a radical leftist that thinks the founding of America was awful, he thinks our national parks are racist” Johnson said during a September interview with Fox News. “It’s unbelievable the kind of grievance and resentment he holds for America yet he wants to be a U.S. Senator.”
Barnes is a Milwaukee native who decided to run for office in 2013 after becoming frustrated with the lack of action against issues that affected working people and the middle class. He served as a State Representative for the 11th district from 2013 to 2017 and went on to become Wisconsin’s first Black Lt. Governor in 2018.
Former President Barack Obama joined the campaign trail to stump for Barns at a rally in October. Barnes said Obama’s 2004 speech at the Democrat National Convention was one of the reasons that inspired him to get into politics.