Today, Ron Johnson officially filed paperwork to appear on the ballot for the 2016 U.S. Senate election in Wisconsin. Working with the strong grassroots operation built by Wisconsin Republicans, Ron turned in more than 4,000 signatures, including from supporters in each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.
“Wisconsin Republicans are energized and ready to win in 2016,” Ron Johnson said. “Working with supporters across the state, our campaign received signatures from every corner of Wisconsin. Our grassroots ground game is our most powerful weapon, and we will build on this strength to capture the energy and enthusiasm of Wisconsinites ready for a stronger economy and more accountable government.”
- Ron gained the maximum number of signatures for a candidate for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin – more than 4,000 in total.
- Ron also gained signatures in each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.
- Wisconsin Republicans have built a nationally recognized ground game with proven results that stand out among battleground states: Gov. Scott Walker’s three victories, turning swing congressional districts solidly red, deep Republican majorities in the state legislature, and Ron’s victory in 2010.
- As Chuck Todd’s Meet the Press blog noted, “On the GOP side, there is perhaps no more successful state Republican party than there is in Wisconsin.”
- Ron has built upon the ground game perfected by Gov. Walker, the Republican Party of Wisconsin, and local parties across the state by selecting grassroots leadership in all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties to help with ground game efforts.
- Since early 2015, hundreds of volunteers with the Republican Party of Wisconsin have made more than 600,000 voter contacts through neighborhood canvassing and phone calls.
- Grassroots energy is high for Wisconsin Republicans. More than 1.1 million Wisconsinites voted in the April 6 Republican presidential primary, about 100,000 more votes than were cast for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.