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Bottom line: Johnson vs. Barnes, battle for top spot in US Senate

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The Associated Press

Associated Press

Brian Slodysko

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ron Johnson, the most vulnerable senator in the Republican Party and seeking re-election, was elected Democratic Vice-President of Wisconsin in November. We are going to meet the governor. The most watched senatorial election of the year.

Meanwhile, Vermont voters are poised to send a woman to Congress for the first time in her 231-year history of the state.

Points from Tuesday night's election results:

Tough battle in Wisconsin Senate race

If you take his word for it, Johnson should run this year not. The Wisconsin Republican had promised to step down after serving two terms, but he is set to do so this year.

Now, after winning the primary on Tuesday, Johnson's payoff is a hard fight against Lt. can determine. A U.S. Senator, sure to saturate the airwaves with millions of dollars in political ads.

This matchup offers a contrasting study. Johnson, 67, is a billionaire businessman and his father was a corporate treasurer. Barnes, 35, is almost half his age and was born into a working-class family in Milwaukee.

If elected, Barnes would be the first black senator from Wisconsin.

Johnson has the support of the former president, but he is also the only Republican senator seeking re-election in a state Joe Biden won in 2020.

Vermont's general election for the next U.S. House of Representatives will take place after state senator Becca Balint advanced from Tuesday's Democratic primary to face Republican Liam Madden, This situation is changing.Home.

Vermont is a liberal-leaning state and, in 1988, Republicans were the last to win seats, so Balint was overwhelmingly popular in November. If she wins, Balint will not only become the first woman to represent Vermont in Congress, but she will also be the first person to come out as gay.

It may seem unusual for a pro-liberal state like this not to elect a woman to Congress. Vermont, the second least populous state, can only serve one member of Congress in the United States House of Representatives.

Current Democratic Congressman Peter Welch, who has held the seat for the past 15 years, renounced it to run for the Senate. Current US Senator Bernie Sanders had it 15 years earlier. Republican Jim Jeffers also held his seat for 15 years before being elected to the Senate.

Turnover is glacial, but Balint has an advantage. This seat provides a credible springboard for the U.S. Senate. Sanders' term runs until her 2024. So far, the 80-year-old has not disclosed whether he intends to run again.