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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!



“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.