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Longtime Ron Johnson aid announces run for lieutenant governor

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MADISON (WKOW) — A senior aid to Ron Johnson, Ben Voelkel, is launching his own campaign.

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Voelkel announced his campaign for Wisconsin's lieutenant governor through a video and press release.

Proud to announce my candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin!

WEBSITE - www.BenForWisconsin.com

DONATE - https://secure.winred.com/ben-for-wisconsin-inc/donate

“The last two years have been tough for Wisconsin, and Tony Evers has failed our state,” Voelkel said in a press release. “We need real leadership to ensure that all Wisconsinites can pursue the American dream. We need to fight for opportunity: the opportunity to send your kids to a good school, the opportunity to get a good job, and the opportunity to live in a safe community.”

Prior to working on Johnson's 2016 re-election campaign, Voelkel held positions for former governors Tommy Thompson and Scott Walker.