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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, Innovation & the Internet; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Foreign Relations (East Asia; Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - Chairman; Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism; State Department and USAID Management); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

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


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


Twitter Followers (@SenRonJohnson)


Sen. Ron Johnson has the 35th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Ron Johnson is ranked 25th on the 50 Richest Members of Congress list.

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.