According to Federal Election Commission reports, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) raised more money than his top four Democrat opponents during the second fundraising quarter — a good sign for the GOP who need to hold onto the seat to reclaim a majority in the chamber.
The Daily Wire reports:
During the second quarter, the Wisconsin senator pulled in about $7 million, which was more than the $3.7 million the Democrats raised collectively during the same time period, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
“Ron Johnson has the support of regular people all across Wisconsin because he fights for them every day in Washington,” Ben Voelkel, spokesperson for Johnson’s re-election campaign, said, reported WisPolitics.
“National liberals have been throwing every lie and distortion they can at Ron because they don’t want to talk about the Biden record of sky-high inflation, open borders and runaway spending that have our country on the wrong track,” Voelkel added.
Johnson, who is seeking a third term in the Senate, has been a target for Democrats looking to flip a seat in a purple state.
The state’s Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes (D-WI), one of the leading Democrats in the race, brought in a little over $2 million. Barnes is endorsed by far-left Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.