The primary season moves to Wisconsin this Thursday and a vulnerable Sen. Ron Johnson wants everyone to know he is ready to hit the campaign trail with GOP front-runner Donald Trump. Johnson is facing a serious re-election fight in his home state and listening to the voices on the ground, he’s prepared to join in with their call to support the leading candidate.
From The Hill:
“Stump with Trump?” he said Monday in Waukesha, Wis., according to CNN. “Just because it rhymes: It’d be the Ronald [and] the Donald.
“Certainly, as I travel the state extensively, I hear a lot of support because what Donald Trump is saying resonates with an awful lot of people when it comes to the incompetence of Washington, D.C.,” he continued. “From what I’ve heard, Trump is running very strong up in the Northwest [portion of Wisconsin] … that should also help me a bit, too.”
Johnson is one of the GOP’s most vulnerable senators and faces a tough battle against former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.).
He beat Feingold by 5 points during a close 2010 race but is running in a Democratic-leaning state that voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012.
Some are not happy with that:
Johnson on campaigning w/ Trump: “Stump w/ Trump? Just because it rhymes: It’d be the Ronald (and) the Donald.” ➞ https://t.co/Vu9eV7jBgm
— Russ Feingold (@russfeingold) March 28, 2016
Ron Johnson, top endangered R sen embracing Trump and SupCt fight: “It’d be the Ronald (and) the Donald.”https://t.co/HzMeSgnj0u
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) March 28, 2016
On eve of critical Wisconsin GOP primary, Ron Johnson says Trump would benefit down-ballot candidates like himself https://t.co/zKnLZqXNwu
— Alex Roarty (@Alex_Roarty) March 28, 2016
What else can he do? The political wind is at the back of Donald Trump who needs less than 500 delegates to crack the 1,237 to secure the GOP nomination. You would think a lot more would be following the path Sen. Johnson has chosen. Maybe that will happen in the coming days or weeks.
What do you think about Johnson joining the Trump train 🚂🚂 ? Share your opinions (below) and let us know if you think Trump can win Wisconsin. Add this story to your Twitter/Facebook timeline.
h/t – The Hill