Ron Johnson's file:
Johnson

Republican from Wisconsin

Ron Johnson is a Republican U.S. senator from Wisconsin. A businessman and accountant, Johnson defeated Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin in the November 2010 election.

Recent statements involving Ron Johnson

"Kids coming from an affluent background" are "taking advantage of all these student loan programs and grants" while many middle-class families with no connection to college are picking up the tab.

"He’s been in office nearly four years now, but 40% of Wisconsinites don't know who (U.S. Sen.) Ron Johnson is."

Before the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, "the State Department not only failed to honor repeated requests for additional security, but instead actually reduced security in Libya."  

Even though Chicago has "the most stringent gun laws on the books," it still "has the highest murder rate" in the country.

"The average rate of fraud" in the Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps programs "is 20 to 25 percent."  

Recent stories featuring Ron Johnson

Our May High Five:

Our analysis of Gov. Scott Walker’s new way of talking about job creation topped PolitiFact Wisconsin’s High Five for May, our list of the most-clicked items for the month.

So did items about Benghazi (times 2), jobs and private-school choice.

The items our readers have loved the longest:

Nearly a year ago we introduced the High Five, a review of the PolitiFact Wisconsin items -- fact-checks and sometimes other articles -- that got the most page-views the previous month.

As you’d expect, the most popular items each month had been posted in recent days or weeks.

But some of our most-clicked items were published months ago. Or even longer. 

Fact-checking the GOP:

Wisconsin’s job growth in 2013 was the best since the 1990s?

At least 70 percent of residents approve of the state’s wildly controversial collective bargaining reform law?

When Republicans ran Washington, they let the food stamp rolls skyrocket?

We revisit these and other recent claims by Wisconsin Republicans ahead of their annual state convention.

High Five: Money, money, money:

From minimums to millions, factchecks on claims about money attracted the most page-views in January 2013.

Obama on Wisconsin’s Truth-O-Meter:

Obama on Ryan, Obama on manufacturing jobs. Johnson on Obama. Duffy, Kind, Baldwin and Walker on Obama.

With Barack Obama visiting Wisconsin, we look at how he's fared on our Truth-O-Meter.

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