Democrat Tom Nelson Taking it to Ron Johnson as Radical Republican Stumbles Out of Gate in Re-Election Bid

APPLETON, Wis. – Grassroots populist and Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson is bringing the fight to extremist Republican Sen. Ron Johnson in the early days of Johnson’s re-election bid.


With a provocative billboard noting Johnson’s treasonous conduct before, during and after the January 6th insurrection and a call for the Select House Committee investigating the attack to subpoena Johnson’s testimony and records, Nelson was distinguishing himself as the most aggressive candidate in the crowded Democratic field.


Nelson is a 5th-generation Wisconsinite and pastor’s kid who has won SIX TIMES in a Trump won county with a focus on Main Street solutions to job creation, and has placed global climate change front and center in his run.

Read about the billboard here:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Sarah Godlewski, Tom Nelson use Jan. 6 anniversary to criticize Ron Johnson, who has minimized the insurrection:” Nelson’s campaign placed a billboard on Highway 41 outside Oshkosh accusing Johnson of treason. It’s the same billboard the campaign put up. “He’s someone consumed by these bizarre conspiracies,” Nelson said of Johnson in a statement.


Read and watch coverage about Nelson’s call for January 6th Ron Johnson subpoena here:

Kaukauna Community News: “Senate candidate Nelson calls on Jan. 6 Commission to subpoena Sen. Johnson records:” Outagamie County Executive and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tom Nelson today called on the Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol to subpoena testimony and records from U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson. …Nelson cited the need to investigate Johnson [saying] he recognized ‘it is highly unusual to subpoena a sitting member of Congress and to date, only Rep. Scott Perry has been subpoenaed. But…it unusual for a United States Senator to attack the foundations of our democracy and to justify acts of domestic terrorism.’”

NBC News, “Biden gives Democrats the anti-Trump speech they’ve been waiting for:” That’s the case for Democrats in Wisconsin, where Republican Ron Johnson’s Senate seat and the critical governor’s seat will be up for grabs in the midterms and the Republican-controlled Legislature hasn’t been shy about flexing its muscle to question its electoral systems…Nelson’s campaign used the anniversary of the riot to ask the House committee investigating the attack to subpoena Johnson’s “ ‘phone and text records; logs and schedules; email records; and any other records relevant to his work seeking to undermine the peaceful transfer of power.”

Spectrum News 1 Wisconsin Interview: “Nelson Asks 1/6 Committee to Investigate Johnson”

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