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Senator Ron Johnson has not decided whether he will stand for re-election next year, but he already has the most powerful backer in Republican politics: former President Donald Trump.

Johnson, who was first elected in the 2010 Republican wave and won a hotly contested re-election in 2016, has not said whether he will seek a third term and has repeatedly emphasized in recent months that he planned to take her time to make the decision. But Trump gave him his backing in a statement released Thursday through his PAC leadership, Save America PAC.

“While he has yet to announce his candidacy, and I certainly hope he will, I give my full and total support to Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin,” Trump said in the statement. “He’s brave, he’s daring, he loves our country, our military and our veterans. He will protect our Second Amendment and everything we stand for. That’s the kind of courage we need in the US Senate.”

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