Contact: Adam Benedetto BenedettoForWisconsin.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2022 ADAM BENEDETTO ANNOUNCES HE IS RUNNING FOR U.S. SENATE IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY AGAINST SEN. RON JOHNSON ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
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Today I, Adam Benedetto, am excited to announce that I am running for the United States Senate against Ron Johnson in the Republican Primary.
Some of you may ask, “What inspired you to run and how do you hope to win against a two term Senator with a political machine behind him?” And for that I have two very good answers.
I was inspired to run by listening to Ron Johnson lie again, and again, and again over the past 12 years he’s been in the Senate. When a political leader has the audacity to lie straight to your face, repeatedly, he must either think no one is paying attention or that no one will do anything about it. I’m here today to tell you that I have been paying attention and I’m going to do something about it.
You can’t lie to my face and tell me Biden may have lost the election.— It weakens American Democracy. You can’t repeat Russian Anti-vaccination talking points and say that Covid-19 vaccines are ineffective — Doing so kills my neighbors. You can’t tell me that you’ve been a strong voice against Russia when both you and Moscow Mitch McConnell voted against an Election Reform Bill that would have helped to protect American Elections from Russian Interference like we saw in 2016. Nor, can you say you are tough on Russia when you literally voted against Impeachment of Trump when he stopped the sale of American armaments to the Ukraine in an extortion plot. It was the same President Zelensky that stood up to Trump who is now standing up to Putin. When you sided with Trump you sided with Putin. When you took donations from the NRA you accepted Putin’s dark money bribes. When you chose not to convict Trump for Insurrection fo the Capitol you proved you are a traitor to the American People in numerous respects and have no business holding office.
Over the next few months I will make the case that Republican’s across Wisconsin are morally obliged to vote Ron Johnson out of his office in the primary on August 9th. In so doing the voters of Wisconsin will show that they do not accept Ron Johnson’s lies about Covid Vaccines, his misinformation about masks, vaccines and mouthwash — or his daily quips of hate and bigotry - Nor will we accept his longwinded defense of the January 6th insurrectionists who sullied America’s unique tradition of a peaceful transition of power.
I may not hold an office currently, I may not have a political machine behind me but as the Republican Abraham Lincoln said in his Cooper Union Address, “Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves. LET US HAVE FAITH THAT RIGHT MAKES MIGHT, AND IN THAT FAITH, LET US, TO THE END, DARE TO DO OUR DUTY AS WE UNDERSTAND IT.”
I am not a procrastinator, I like to nip problems in the bud rather than let them fester. And while I hope that the Democratic Party will give us a candidate that will beat Ron Johnson in the General, I don’t want to risk it. There is too much corporate money in play and Incumbency is too powerful, to guarantee an outcome. It will take roughly 210,000 votes for me to oust Ron Johnson in the Primary and I believe we can get that many votes. If we can put an end to his career sooner than later — it is incumbent upon us to do it!
We have open primaries here in Wisconsin so on Election Day I it is my goal to have every voter in the State, and I mean every voter, will come out to the polls on August 9th, Request a Republican Ballot, and vote for me in the primary. The stakes couldn’t be greater and I don’t want to sit around on election night in the General wondering, “Will bad weather, or the latest attack ad, or simple luck - result in Ron Johnson winning a third term.” I don’t have any grey hair yet but that’s the kind of night that would give it to me! So let’s get the work done early - in the Primary. - and nip this thing in the bud.
Thanks to Fighting Bob LaFollette we have an open primary system. It’s a system he fought hard for for years because he hated that the Party Bosses could quell democracy by keeping tight control over who could run for office. Because of LaFollette anyone can run for office representing any party. I’m using an opportunity that wiser Republicans created back when the Republican Party was, originally founded here in Wisconsin, as an anti-slavery Reform party. I’m a LaFollette Republican and over the next few months I will offer Republican voters an off-ramp to the Trump hysteria that has made their party turn away from common sense, away from democratic values, away from compassion conservatism, away from common decency; to embrace hate, ignorance, sinful vulgarities and corruption culminating in the violence we saw on January 6th.
I’m announcing today, February 28th, on the anniversary of the Birth of the Republican Party in Wisconsin, that we may have a Re-Birth of this party and bring it back to its original roots as a progressive reform movement. As LaFollette would have said, The choice is truly in the hands of the voters and not the Party Bosses, “LET THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE BE THE LAW OF THE LAND”.
If you want to get involved in this campaign go to (benedettoforwisconsin.com) give money or Volunteer your services. We could use all of the help we can get. Thank you for your time and consideration.
-- Adam Benedetto
Republican US Senate Candidate 2022
VOTE August 9th!
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