Trump calls on Ron Johnson to run for reelection
By Tal Axelrod - 04/08/21 01:43 PM EDT
Former President Trump called on Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) to run for reelection as he mulls running for a third term.
Johnson has yet to declare if heâ€™ll run again next year in one of the countryâ€™s marquee Senate races given his previous pledge to only serve two terms. Trump said Johnson, a top Senate ally of his, would have his â€œComplete and Total Endorsementâ€ should he mount a campaign.
â€œHe is brave, he is bold, he loves our Country, our Military, and our Vets. He will protect our Second Amendment, and everything else we stand for. It is the kind of courage we need in the U.S. Senate. He has no idea how popular he is,â€ Trump said in a statement Thursday. â€œRun, Ron, Run!â€
Trumpâ€™s urging comes as Johnson publicly says heâ€™s undecided on whether he will run next year. The Wisconsin Republican said in March that retiring after the end of his second term is â€œprobably my preference now.â€
"That pledge is on my mind. It was my preference then; I would say itâ€™s probably my preference now," Johnson said, referring to his earlier two-term vow. â€œIâ€™m happy to go home.â€