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Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson Announces 2022 US Senate Bid

Democrat Seeking Seat Currently Held By Republican Ron Johnson

Tom Nelson
Wispolitics.com (CC-BY-SA)

The 2022 race for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin is on, a little over a week before the 2020 presidential election.

Democrat Tom Nelson, the Outagamie County executive and a former state lawmaker, officially launched his bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson on Monday.

Johnson, who is currently midway through his second term, has not said yet whether he will seek a third. He also has not ruled out a run for governor.

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Nelson has been Outagamie County executive since 2011. Prior to that, he served six years in the state Assembly, including two years as majority leader.