Mandela Barnes to seek state Dem party no. 3 position

Former state Rep. Mandela Barnes, who decided against a run for state Dem chair, tells he has decided to seek the party's No. 3 position.
Current 2nd Vice-chair Jeff Christensen announced on his Facebook page today that he won't seek re-election to the post he's held since 2013, writing "It's time for me to find a new challenge."
Barnes, who lost a primary challenge of state Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, in August, expressed disappointment in the party's direction and the results of the 2016 elections as he considered a bid for chair, now held by Martha Laning. But he opted ag...

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