Ron Johnson, one of the state’s two representatives in the U.S. Senate, thinks that it is “not problematic, ethically or otherwise,” for a quarter of the senator’s campaign funds raised this year to come from industries he plays a role in regulating.
At least that is what was reported in an article in the Lake Geneva Regional News, published Nov. 18.
Johnson, from Oshkosh, has not announced that he is seeking reelection in 2022. Some newspaper reports have him saying he will not run again. He is currently in his second six-year term.
Johnson was first elected in 2010 and was reelected in 2016. He upset incumbent Senator Russ Fiengold, a Democrat, in 2010, and then defeated Feingold again in 2016.
The article uses information from WisPolitics.com that details all the financial contributions made to all the state’s members of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.