April 8, 1955: Ronald Harold Johnson was born in Mankato, Minnesota.
September 14, 2010: In the Republican primary, Johnson, running a largely self-financed campaign, defeated Watertown businessman Dave Westlake with 85% of the vote to Westlake's 10% and 5% for Stephen Finn.
January 3, 2011: Johnson was sworn in as a United States Senator for Wisconsin.
October 3, 2019: Johnson told reporters he did not recall signing the letter, which contradicts Trump's allegations that Biden had improperly pushed for Shokin's removal.
October 3, 2020: Johnson announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
Nov 6, 2020: Johnson said on WTMJ-AM: "It’s very unfortunate that no matter who wins, the other half of America is not going to view this as a particularly legitimate election. That’s a real problem. I’m not saying it’s legitimate or not. I’m saying this process has been set up where people are not going to view it as legitimate. And that’s a real problem.”
Nov 18, 2020: During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johnson voted against the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which passed the Senate.
Aug 18, 2021: The Cap Times (Madison, Wisconsin) published an Op/Ed stating "Ron Johnson is a crook."
It states: "Ron Johnson is not the only con artist in the U.S. Senate. But he stands out as the senator whose grifting costs taxpayers — in Wisconsin and nationwide — the most.
Just last week, The Washington Post reported, “Sen. Rand Paul revealed Wednesday that his wife bought stock in Gilead Sciences — which makes an antiviral drug used to treat Covid-19 — on Feb. 26, 2020, before the threat from the coronavirus was fully understood by the public and before it was classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization.”
“The disclosure, in a filing with the Senate, came 16 months after the 45-day reporting deadline set forth in the Stock Act, which is designed to combat insider trading,” explained the Post. “Experts in corporate and securities law said the investment, and especially the delayed reporting of it, undermined trust in government and raised questions about whether the Kentucky Republican’s family had sought to profit from nonpublic information about the looming health emergency and plans by the U.S. government to combat it. Several senators sold large amounts of stocks in January or February of last year, prompting a handful of insider-trading probes..................Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson, one of the Democrats seeking Johnson’s seat, summed the sordid circumstance up best when he observed, “Johnson took $20 million from Wisconsin’s wealthiest right-wing billionaires, then fought to get them gigantic tax breaks. He’s not a fiscal conservative, he’s a corrupt errand boy for the ultra-rich.””
October 7, 2022: In a Senate campaign debate, Johnson said, "The climate has always changed and always will change, so I don’t deny climate change"