CNN projects that GOP Senator Ron Johnson will retain his seat following defeating Democratic Lt. In a tight race Tuesday night, Governor Mandela Barnes was defeated by Democratic Lt. Johnson. Johnson has now won three elections.
Johnson’s remarkable political endurance was demonstrated once again by his victory, at 67. Despite polls showing him as one of the least popular senators, this election was another testament to his extraordinary political strength.
Johnson’s victory over Barnes, whom Democrats had seen at the beginning of this year’s election cycle in the context of a rising star potential, has also helped the GOP to win control of the Senate.
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I would like to thank my family, friends and colleagues who helped me save the U.S. Senate seat.
I will do my best to make Wisconsinites feel better and to unify the country.
Ron Johnson (@RonJohnsonWI November 9, 2022