MADISON, WI — Wisconsin Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, candidate for U.S. Senate, announced today that he raised more than $2.1 million in the latest fundraising quarter — the most raised by any candidate in the primary to date.

The latest quarter brings the campaign’s fundraising total to over $6.1 million with more than 152,000 individual donations since launching. 

Mandela continues to lead with grassroots momentum this quarter:

  • Average donation about $35

  • More than 39,500 total donors

  • Nearly 60,000 individual donations

  • Not one dime in Corporate PAC money

“From his unparalleled grassroots momentum to his lead against Ron Johnson in the polls, Mandela Barnes continues to prove he is the best candidate to flip this seat in November,” said Lauren Chou, deputy communications director for Mandela Barnes for U.S. Senate. “This quarter’s unprecedented show of support is proof that working families are ready to support a candidate who understands firsthand the challenges they’re facing and their hopes for the future. Leading with his values and his vision, Mandela is uniting the big tent of support that it will take to defeat Ron Johnson this fall.”

In October, Mandela set a record with the largest first quarter raise by a first-time US Senate candidate in Wisconsin’s history. He has continued to outraise the field each quarter since. June was the strongest month of fundraising on record for the campaign. Barnes is the only candidate in the Democratic primary whose fundraising has continued to grow every quarter, despite taking no money from corporate PACs.

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