Ron Johnson Projected To Win Wisconsin Senate Race

Milwaukee’s NBC affiliate reports:

Ron Johnson won the race for Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate seat, defeating Mandela Barnes, NBC News projected on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. CNN also projected Johnson as the winner. Johnson clinched 51 percent of the vote, compared to Barnes’ 49 percent.

Like fellow Democrat and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, Barnes tried to make the midterm election a referendum on abortion, after the Supreme Court nixed Roe V. Wade earlier this year.

Johnson tried to fight back against the claim by saying he supported a state referendum to let voters decide. But Johnson opposed an effort by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to hold that referendum.

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