Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)

Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. Senate, 2011-present
Born: April 8, 1955; Mankato, Minn.
Residence: Oshkosh
Religion: Lutheran
Family: Wife, Jane Johnson; three children
Education: U. of Minnesota, B.S. 1977; U. of Minnesota, attended 1977-79
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Budget; Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Science & Space; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine; Tourism, Competitiveness and Innovation); Foreign Relations (East Asian & Pacific Affairs; European Affairs - Ranking Member; International Operations & Organizations; Near Eastern & South & Central Asian Affairs); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Efficiency of Federal Programs; Financial & Contracting Oversight - Ranking Member; Permanent Investigations); Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Election History
2010generalRon Johnson (R) 1,125,99951.9
Russ Feingold (D) 1,020,95847.0
Rob Taylor (CNSTP) 23,4731.1
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: WI-B)
No race

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Wisconsin is 29th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@SenRonJohnson)


Sen. Ron Johnson has the 96th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.