Washington, D.C. – Today, Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes joins the crowded Senate Democratic primary race, even though he was too embarrassed to admit his party affiliation in his campaign video. He must’ve taken advice from Congressman Tim Ryan’s senate campaign strategists.

To make matters worse, Barnes’ 2018 campaign manager took a shot at him less than an hour after he announced his campaign. And Barnes’ boss, Governor Tony Evers, didn’t endorse him in his issued statement.

Statement from NRSC Spokeswoman Lizzie Litzow: “Even before Mandela Barnes announced his U.S. Senate campaign, he was already caught lying. That was in 2019 and just last week, he was forced to clear up his lie with yet another lie. While his campaign is off to a bumpy start on day one, he is joining a field of candidates who have cut the line ahead of vulnerable, elderly Wisconsinites to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, embellished their resume, and are simply out-of-touch liberals vying to represent Wisconsin. Barnes should fit right in in what’s clearly going to be one of the nastiest primaries in the country. While Wisconsin Democrats trip over themselves to prove who’s more liberal, Senator Ron Johnson continues to work hard to bring common sense to Washington and fight for the people of Wisconsin.”

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