Democratic Wisconsin state Sen. Larson enters US Senate race

Updated: 9:29 a.m. on May 26, 2021

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Chris Larson, of Milwaukee, is joining an already crowded field of candidates for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson.

Larson announced his candidacy Wednesday. Johnson has not said yet whether he will seek a third term.

Other Democrats in the race are Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson; Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry, state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski; and Wausau radiologist Gillian Battino. Milwaukee political activist Steven Olikara has formed an exploratory committee to examine a run as a Democrat.


Published: 8:01 p.m. on May 25, 2021

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- State Senator Chris Larson appears to be the newest Democrat to enter an increasingly crowded race for the U.S. Senate seat held by Ron Johnson.

The Milwaukee Democrat submitted the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission Tuesday, May 25.

Larson has not formally announced his candidacy.

He joins four other Democrats in the race.

Johnson has not said if he will run again.

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