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4. Yes, Repugs will do anything to keep the border issue alive!!--and Johnson got a lot of outside money
Sun Dec 31, 2023, 08:22 AM
Dec 2023

towards the end of the summer because he was running slightly behind the Democrat.
and it was and continues to be true that Johnson practically lives in Florida. He has a house there and seldom visits WI.
But, in the end, the people of WI voted the slime-ball back into office.




GOP Sen. Ron Johnson is reelected, defeating Democrat Mandela Barnes in Wisconsin


https://www.npr.org/2022/11/09/1133373252/senate-johnson-mandela-barnes-wisconsin-results

November 9, 202212:59 PM ET


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Johnson's seat was once considered to be one of the most vulnerable for the GOP this cycle, and he was polling closely with Barnes for months. But Barnes started to slip behind Johnson in recent polling, in part after being hit with a slew of ads labeling Barnes as soft on crime.

Johnson repeatedly brought up crime in his campaign, and targeted Barnes for opposing the cash-bail system, saying Barnes is "the guy who wrote the bill to release criminals without bail."

Barnes pushed back, telling NPR in October: "[Johnson] only brings up Milwaukee when he talks about crime, but he's never shown up to try to help. He has prioritized the interests and the profits of the gun lobby over the lives of our children and our public safety."

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While Barnes outraised Johnson in campaign funding, the race was also fueled by millions of dollars from outside groups who piled on in attacks ads against Barnes.

Johnson, a Trump supporter, has also repeatedly downplayed the Jan. 6 insurrection. He said it "didn't seem as - like an armed insurrection to me.".................


https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2022/11/02/gettyimages-1242154120-edit_custom-9aef1ad0e201343ffee1d4c283c5e10261785833-s800-c85.webp
Wisconsin Lt. Gov. and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Mandela Barnes, speaks to supporters at a rally outside of the Wisconsin State Capital building in July.
Sara Stathas/The Washington Post via Getty Images

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