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Wisconsin GOP Official Thinks Ron Johnson Would Be in Bad Shape if He Ran Again

Donald Trump’s reign in office has not been fun for a number of Republicans. There were numerous retirements in the House of Representatives during the 2020 election. And now, a number of GOP senators have announced that they will not be running again in 2022.

Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin and chairman of the Senate Homeland Security committee, speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin senator and Trump acolyte, is unsure if he will seek reelection in 2022. If he does, one Wisconsin Republican thinks he will have an extraordinarily difficult time.

Fond du Lac County Republican Party Chair Rohn Bishop told the Chicago Tribune, “I think if the election were a week from now he would be in a world of hurt.”

Reporter Scott Bauer continued, “Bishop criticized fellow Republicans like Johnson who parroted claims of illegal election activity. The election wasn’t stolen, and it’s hard to convince people they should vote for you when you try to throw away their legally cast ballots.”

Bauer also noted, “If Johnson retires, it likely would be a free-for-all on both sides. A number of Republicans are eyeing a run for either Senate or governor, depending on what Johnson does. Potential Republican Senate candidates include U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy and Kevin Nicholson, who lost a 2018 Republican Senate primary. The list of Democratic hopefuls includes Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, the state’s first Black lieutenant governor, state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski and state Sen. Chris Larson of Milwaukee.”

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