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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.

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Documents detail Sen. Ron Johnson suggesting Legislature choose electors following Trump loss

The former chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party said Republican Sen. Ron Johnson spoke to him weeks before Joe Biden assumed the presidency about having the state’s GOP-controlled Legislature, rather than voters, choose Wisconsin’s presidential electors, according to newly released documents from closed-door testimony to the House Jan. 6 committee.

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Doubts about candidates tipped the scales in tightest races

ATLANTA (AP) — Casting his vote this month in one of the most politically competitive states in the U.S., Seung Lee happily backed Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s reelection. But when it came to the other top Republican on the ballot, Senate candidate Herschel Walker, he was uneasy. Walker “doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” said Lee, a […]

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Did Wisconsin US Sen. Ron Johnson suggest that people who do not like their state’s abortion laws should move?

Yes. In a 2019 interview, Wisconsin’s Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson advocated for letting states, rather than the federal government, decide on abortion restrictions. That way, he said, “if you don’t like the result in your state that you currently reside in, you can move.”