Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is renewing his call for a statewide vote in Wisconsin on abortion rights, but has declined to say how he would vote on such a measure.
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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.
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.
Did Ron Johnson win reelection with one of the lowest approval ratings among US senators?
Yes. Republican Ron Johnson of Wisconsin had the third lowest approval rating (37%) among U.S. Senators, behind Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania (36%) and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky (33%), according to an April 2022 report from Morning Consult.
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 […]
Is Joan Beglinger still running for Wisconsin governor?
No. Joan Ellis Beglinger, an Independent candidate for Wisconsin governor, ended her campaign Sept. 4, 2022 — too late to remove her name from the Nov. 8 ballot. Beglinger endorsed Republican candidate for governor Tim Michels and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson.
Wisconsin Sen. Johnson pushed tax cut amid family land deals
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin was pushing for a tax cut provision in 2017 that benefitted his former plastics company and many others as his family was acquiring properties around the country, a newspaper review of property records revealed.
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.”
Has Ron Johnson compared Social Security to candy?
Yes. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said in a 2013 speech that he likes to use an analogy that compares Social Security to “candy” that the “left is giving away.”
Did Ron Johnson say that he has ‘always been a supporter of big pharma?’
Yes. Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said, “I’ve always been a big supporter of big pharma … I’m all for the profit motive, the development of new drugs.”
Does Ron Johnson favor letting the market set wages over having a federal minimum wage?
Yes. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has said that he favors letting the market determine wages rather than having the federal government set a minimum wage:
In Milwaukee, Latinos fed up with crime weigh GOP appeal
The GOP has been courting Latinos on Milwaukee’s working-class south side with unprecedented outreach efforts.