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Sen. Ron Johnson Declared Winner Of Wisconsin GOP Primary

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Republican Sen. Ron Johnson has been declared the winner of the Wisconsin GOP primary.

Former President Donald Trump offered his “Total Endorsement” of Johnson last year when he was mulling whether to run again or retire.

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“Even though he has not yet announced that he is running, and I certainly hope he does, I am giving my Complete and Total Endorsement to Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin,” Trump said in a statement released by his political action committee. “He is brave, he is bold, he loves our Country, our Military, and our Vets. He will protect our Second Amendment, and everything else we stand for. It is the kind of courage we need in the U.S. Senate. He has no idea how popular he is. Run, Ron, Run!”

A recent report from the Federal Election Commission revealed that Johnson raised more money than his top four Democratic opponents during the second quarter of a key Senate race.

Johnson pulled in about $7 million in the second quarter, which was more than the $3.7 million the Democrats raised collectively during the same time period.

“Ron Johnson has the support of regular people all across Wisconsin because he fights for them every day in Washington,” Ben Voelkel, spokesperson for Johnson’s re-election campaign, said.

“National liberals have been throwing every lie and distortion they can at Ron because they don’t want to talk about the Biden record of sky-high inflation, open borders, and runaway spending that have our country on the wrong track,” Voelkel added.

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Wisconsin Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, the Democratic nominee who will face Johnson in November, brought in just over $2 million.

“This quarter’s unprecedented show of support is proof that working families are ready to support a candidate who understands firsthand the challenges they’re facing and their hopes for the future,” said Lauren Chou, deputy communications director for the Barnes campaign.

Johnson made headlines last month when he slammed the January 6 committee hearings as being designed by Democrats to distract from the “disastrous result of their policies.”

“It’s obvious that the Democrats set this thing up to be a political exercise, obviously designed to distract the public from the major problems occurring because of their agenda, their ideology. They can’t talk about the disastrous result of their policies, so this is really the only thing they can talk about,” Johnson said.

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“One question they’ll never ask, one witness they’ll never call, is Nancy Pelosi,” Johnson stated. “Why were we so unprepared? Where was the security manpower? Why wasn’t it visible? Why didn’t we prevent the breach? The breach never should have happened.”

“This U.S. Senate race is crucial if we want to gain the majority if we want to stop the Biden agenda,” Johnson said, adding that Democrat policies were to blame for record gas prices and baby formula shortages.

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If Republicans take back the Senate in 2022, Johnson said that they “need to stop the Biden agenda that is destroying our country, and do anything [we] possibly can as a legislature to end his destructive agenda.”

“I have the worst opponent, which is the mainstream media. Incredibly biased coverage, they are carrying the lies and distortions of the Democrats for them, creating headlines that can be used against me in the future,” he said.

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