Sunday, April 1, 2012
Wisconsin senator endorses GOP frontrunner Sunday morning, but he also teamed up with Congressman Ryan to play a joke on the former Massachusetts governor.
It's not a good sign when you're the leading candidate in the Republican presidential primary race and not a single person shows up to one of your campaign appearances. Luckily for Mitt Romney, Sunday was April Fools Day, and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Ron Johnson were just having a little fun with him when they introduced him to an empty room at a campaign appearance in Wauwatosa on Sunday afternoon. While a packed dining hall of supporters waited upstairs at the Bluemound Gardens Restaurant, the two Wisconsin Republicans had prepared a nearly identical room decorated with campaign signs in a completely vacant downstairs room. "We didn't get much of a crowd this morning," they told Romney. "It will be OK, it will be OK." Romney joked …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum attacked Mitt Romney on healthcare and contrasted his conservative record against his opponent's. U.S. Congressmen Paul Ryan and Ron Johnson joined pundits in preparing conservatives for upcoming elections.
Big-name lawmakers and one presidential candidate spoke at the "Defending the American Dream" summit in Milwaukee, an educational and training conference aimed at gearing up conservatives for the upcoming elections. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, along with Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and Congressman Paul Ryan, joined hundreds of GOP activists at a daylong event hosted by the Americans for Prosperity Foundation–Wisconsin.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Rick Santorum, Paul Ryan and Ron Johnson - along with national talk show hosts - were in Milwaukee Saturday to take part in daylong summit with hundreds of conservatives.
Patch blogged live Saturday from the "Defending the American Dream" summit in Milwaukee, an educational and training conference aimed at gearing up conservatives for the upcoming elections. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, along with Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and Congressman Paul Ryan, joined hundreds of GOP activists at a daylong event hosted by the Americans for Prosperity Foundation–Wisconsin. Revisit the event by checking out our Live Blog replay with videos, interviews and more. See more coverage of the "Defending the American Dream" summit
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
But 'Defending the American Dream Summit' this weekend is about mobilizing the troops and educating citizens as Wisconsin's election season gets under way, organizers say.
A key national conservative organization will point a bright spotlight on southeastern Wisconsin Saturday in a daylong event boasting a potent lineup of Republican politicians, pundits and at least one presidential candidate. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, along with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, lead the speaking lineup for the "Defending the American Dream Summit" in Milwaukee. Fox News contributor and columnist Michelle Malkin, and radio host and political commentator Tony Katz also will appear in the event at the Wyndham Hotel, 4747 S. Howell Ave., hosted by the Americans for Prosperity Foundation – Wisconsin. Santorum's presence here just a week-and-a half before Wisconsin's presidential …
Saturday, January 14, 2012
The Wisconsin Republican is banding together with other lawmakers to try to highlight the differences between Democrats and Republicans. This is his Op-Ed from the Wall Street Journal.
Click here to read the original piece from the Wall Street Journal. Americans are frustrated over Washington's inability to address our nation's economic and fiscal problems. That's why I have been working with a growing group of senators and House members to develop a plan that can build public support for solutions. It's called "America's Choice." America's Choice seeks to highlight the differences between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party led by President Obama. It could do so over the coming months by presenting to the country, through a series of votes in the House of Representatives, the battle between those who believe in broadest terms in limited government and freedom and those who promote government control and …
Friday, November 11, 2011
From Senator Ron Johnson's weekly e-newsletter from Washington.
Friday, November 11, 2011
I am honored today to say thank you to the finest among us: the men and women who have volunteered to serve this great nation as members of our Armed Services. America has always relied on its best and brightest to defend our liberty. Each answered the call of duty when they took the oath to, ‘Support and defend the Constitution of the United States.’ Since the birth of our nation, over 1 million men and women have sacrificed their lives so that we could remain free. Each was a loved one cherished by family and friends. Each was a loss to their community. Our debt to these heroes can never be re-paid but our gratitude and respect must last forever. This Veterans Day finds us, once again, a nation at war. Let us all pause to remember and …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Senator Ron Johnson says the House budget plan is a good start, but there's more work to be done to curb spending.
From Senator Ron Johnson's Weekly Report from Washington: Washington is not talking about real spending cuts, just reducing the rate of growth in spending. Rather than reducing the size of the federal government, Congress is debating how much more government should grow. In 2001, the federal budget was $1.9 trillion; in 2011, it was $3.6 trillion. In just 10 years, we have nearly doubled spending. Under President Obama's budget, federal spending would increase to $5.8 trillion just 10 years from now - tripling the size of government in just 20 years. Under the budget approved by the House of Representatives, federal spending would increase from $3.6 trillion to $4.8 trillion over the next 10 years. Government would still grow, just not as …
Friday, October 7, 2011
In his weekly report to constituents, Senator Johnson shares a piece he wrote with John Allison in "Politico."
Friday, October 7, 2011
This week, I authored an oped in Politico with former BB&T CEO John Allison on how regulations stifle economic growth: Most people go into business because they want to make the world better by building something — and, of course, to make money for themselves and the people working with them. Yet business leaders today are routinely treated as guilty until proven innocent by the bureaucrats in our regulatory agencies. Our regulatory state strangles economic growth. Regulations bar many voluntary agreements and subject businessmen to constant micromanagement. At the federal level alone, business is subject to tens of thousands of regulations. The federal regulation code, which lists them, currently stands at 160,000 pages. Over the past 15 …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Former Wisconsin governor and Bush administration cabinet member Tommy Thompson is running for U.S. Senate. Is he the best choice for Republicans to take over retiring Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl's seat?
Former Gov. Tommy Thompson is making a run for the U.S. Senate. Is he Republicans best choice? Yes Thompson brings instant name recognition to a wide-open race to replace Sen. Herb Kohl. He's won statewide elections, and his experience would help him get things done in Washington. No Thompson brings baggage. He'll have to answer questions about his spending as governor, including massive deficits he left behind, and he was a polarizing figure in the state. He's also older, which means Republicans could be looking for another candidate in six years. Finally, Sen. Ron Johnson came from relative obscurity to beat incumbent Sen. Russ Feingold. A low-profile businessman may be more difficult for Democrats to attack.