(Center Square) – US Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has decided to run for the third term in the US Senate.
In an editorial in The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, Johnson answered a large unanswered question for a state in the state.
“I don’t think it should be as much as I want to ease a quiet retirement,” Johnson wrote.
His announcement ends months of speculation. It also launches a new round of political affairs.
The first is what Kevin Nicholson does.
Nicholson, a long-time candidate and head of No Better Friend Corp., was waiting for Johnson to make a decision.
“It’s a well-known fact that I’m considering running for governor. It’s time for a new leadership in Wisconsin. We share our values, work for our children, and It deserves the governor’s support for law enforcement agencies, lifesaving and elections, “Nicholson said on Twitter on Sunday. “I believe I have a role to play in setting up a course for a better future for all of us. For the next few days, my family, friends, and I will be for the next step. I will continue to pray for wisdom. “
Governor-elected Republican front runner Rebecca Kleefi also joined Twitter on Sunday, but did not mention the possibility of a major fight with Nicholson.
“Run, [Ron Johnson], Run! We need more powerful conservative leaders to confront Joe Biden and the Left than ever before, “Creefish said in a tweet.
Republicans aren’t the only ones watching the spillover of Johnson’s decision.
The third Johnson election in the US Senate means that anyone who wins the crowded Democratic primary will face a well-funded incumbent candidate in November.
Democratic Senate front runner and current Lieutenant Mandela Burns previewed his strategy against Johnson in his statement on Sunday.
“The only people celebrating Ron Johnson’s announcement are his donors and the special interests of the company he rescued over and over again. Let’s get to work and retire this failed senator.” Said Burns.
Many national polls say Johnson is one of the most vulnerable senators this fall.
Charles Franklin, a professor and master of polls at the Marquette Law School, said on Sunday that Johnson’s favor in the last poll at the Marquette Law School was only 36%.
However, polls show that none of Johnson’s potential democratic challengers are very popular with voters.