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Did Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Daniel Kelly compare Social Security and affirmative action to slavery?

Yes. In a 2014 book, Daniel Kelly wrote:

“Affirmative action and slavery differ, obviously, in significant ways. But it’s more a question of degree than principle, for they both spring from the same taproot. Neither can exist without the foundational principle that it is acceptable to force someone into an unwanted economic relationship. Morally, and as a matter of law, they are the same….”

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Do the children of Wisconsin US Sen. Ron Johnson own a share of a private jet company that received a PPP loan?

Yes. The children of U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson own a minority interest in Maxair, Inc. which received a Paycheck Protection Program loan — but the loan was secured before they invested in the company, according to a statement from Johnson’s office to Wisconsin Watch.