Sen. Johnson announces re-election bid amid Democrat threats

FILE - Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on March 3, 2021. Johnson, one of former President Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters, has decided to seek reelection to a third term, two Republicans with knowledge of the plan told The Associated Press on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. (Greg Nash/The Hill via AP, Pool, File)

FILE – Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on March 3, 2021. (Greg Nash/The Hill via AP, Pool, File)

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UPDATED 9:01 AM PT – Monday, January 10, 2022

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) officially announced his bid for re-election in this year’s midterms. In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Johnson wrote he was planning to retire after serving six years in the Senate, but disastrous policies by the Democrats made him change his mind.

The senator argued the Democrats’ complete takeover of the U.S. government puts America at risk. Over the past year, Johnson has criticized COVID-19 mandates and exposed the risks of mass vaccination while also defending election integrity and criticizing Chinese threats to the U.S.

“All these spending programs are a double whammy on that inflation number,” explained the Wisconsin Republican regarding the Biden administration’s policies. “First of all, it’s deficit spending so it’s way too many dollars chasing way to few goods. And then when you’re paying people not to work fewer people are going to be available for hire.”

Johnson has notably already received an endorsement from 45th President Donald Trump. The senator predicts a tough re-election campaign while asserting Democrats will use everything they can to attack him.

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