Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson brushed aside an effort to nail him down on a full-throated endorsement of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, arguing he's going to vote for the candidate and, "I don't worry too much about the words."
In an interview with USA Today posted on Facebook
, Johnson, who's battling for re-election this November, told CNN
last month endorsement was "a big embrace" and indicated agreement with Trump on most of his policies.
Republicans are defending 24 Senate seats heading into the November election, including a handful in states previously carried by President Barack Obama, The Hill
"I'm going to be voting for Donald Trump," he tells USA Today. "I'm going to do everything I can to make sure he wins," he said. "Sounds like an endorsement to me. I don't worry too much about the words."
Johnson also spoke at the GOP convention Tuesday night – a reversal from his statements for weeks that he would stay home in Wisconsin to campaign instead of heading to Cleveland – and argued the world is too dangerous to elect either Hillary Clinton, or his Democratic opponent in Wisconsin, Russ Feingold.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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