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Politics Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson says he will run for re-election

17:36  09 january  2022
17:36  09 january  2022 Source:   cnn.com

Wisconsin Democrats, Republicans both want Ron Johnson to run

  Wisconsin Democrats, Republicans both want Ron Johnson to run At a time when Democrats and Republicans can agree on little, they find themselves in rare consensus in Wisconsin: Seemingly everyone there wants Sen. Ron Johnson (R) to run for a third term.Democrats view him as vulnerable, pointing to provocative comments on the coronavirus, 2020 election, racial justice protests and more, and are eager for him to take another crack at the Senate. Republicans see in Johnson a battle-tested incumbent who has twice proven his mettle in a key swing state.

Sen. Ron Johnson announced in an email on Sunday that he is running for reelection in Wisconsin, setting the stage for a tough campaign in a race that could determine control of the Senate.

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to discuss election security and the 2020 election process on December 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. © Greg Nash/Pool/Getty Images Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to discuss election security and the 2020 election process on December 16, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Johnson, a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump, said in the email, "I am announcing I will continue to fight for freedom in the public realm by running for re-election. It is not a decision I have made lightly."

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Johnson's announcement comes one day after Senate Minority Whip John Thune said he would seek reelection for his South Dakota seat. Johnson is the last incumbent Republican to announce his decision to seek reelection in this year's midterms.

The six Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022 are currently held by three Democrats in Nevada, Georgia and Arizona, and three Republicans in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Biden narrowly won five of those states in 2020 and narrowly lost the sixth, North Carolina, but a backlash against his presidency and the history of midterms working against the incumbent has left Republicans optimistic that they will take back the Senate in 2022.

Democrats currently control the 50-50 Senate with the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Kamala Harris.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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