Stories tagged: "Ron Johnson"

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Tammy Baldwin Gets Republicans to Back a Marriage Equality Bill, Making Final Approval Likely

All 50 Senate Democrats were joined by 12 Republicans in voting ‘yes’ on a procedural vote and advance a bill to protect same-sex marriages. Ron Johnson was not one of them.

Former President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign stop for Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes, right, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Obama Unloads on Ron Johnson Threats to Social Security

Former President Barack Obama visited Milwaukee recently for a get out the vote rally on behalf of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate.  With both top of the ticket races true toss-ups in 50-50 Wisconsin Obama had a lot of ground to cover – from the...

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New Poll Shows Wisconsin Races for Governor, US Senate Are Even Tighter

Déjà vu: Wisconsin is seeing extremely close statewide elections. Majority of Republicans favor paid family leave and exceptions to an abortion ban.

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Sen. Ron Johnson Voted Against a Program for Farmers Four Years Ago. Now He Wants Them to Apply

The Dairy Margin Coverage program to help farmers weather tough market forces was authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill—legislation that Sen. Ron Johnson voted against. But in a recent tweet, Johnson encouraged farmers in Wisconsin to apply for the program, without mentioning his no vote.

Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson speaks at a rally with supporters Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
New Reporting Uncovers Johnson Hypocrisy On Taxes

New reporting from WKOW-TV in Madison has revealed that the trust fund established by U.S. Senator Ron Johnson to benefit his adult children abruptly went from paying hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in state taxes to $0 beginning in 2016.  You can view the full report from WKOW-TV (ABC) here. There’s a lot...

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., waits for a meeting with other lawmakers, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Evidence revealed at the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection shows that an aide for Sen. Johnson told former Vice President Mike Pence's staff that the Republican from Wisconsin wanted to hand-deliver fake elector votes from Wisconsin and Michigan. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senator Johnson‘s hiring of Trump lawyer begs new questions about Jan. 6

In June, the Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol revealed for the first time that Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson was at the center of an attempt to prevent the peaceful transition of power before the capitol was attacked by insurrectionists later that day. The short version of that disclosure is...

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‘He Knows What It’s Like’: Moms for Mandela Founder and Wisconsin Mom Turned Grief Into Action to Elect Mandela Barnes to the Senate

Driven by a series of mass shootings and the Supreme Court’s decision striking down Roe v. Wade, Wisconsin mom Kate Duffy launched Moms for Mandela, a grassroots group working to elect Democrat Mandela Barnes to the US Senate.