Republican Sen. Ron Johnson tells The Associated Press he defeated Democrat Russ Feingold because “I told the truth.”
Johnson tells AP in a telephone interview from Oshkosh that “I think the good folks of Wisconsin recognized that.
Johnson says his win shows people are concerned about the direction of the country.
He says, “They are not happy with what’s happened in Washington, D.C. They see a dysfunctional system.”
Johnson says he will be working with Gov. Scott Walker and national Republican leaders on a coordinated agenda “so we really can bring the type of change that voters have asked for now.”
Johnson is the first Republican to win election to the Senate in a presidential year since 1980.