MADISON — Today, Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes announced he will accept TMJ4’s invitation to debate Ron Johnson, and challenges Johnson to join a forum hosted by the Wisconsin Farmers Union and Main Street Alliance. 

Mandela Barnes for Wisconsin campaign manager Kory Kozloski made the following statement: 

“Ron Johnson has spent over a decade in Washington selling out working families and calling to put Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block. Mandela looks forward to holding him accountable for his record of putting himself and his wealthy donors first on the debate stage in Milwaukee, and then in his own backyard in Oshkosh.” 

Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes has agreed to the below joint appearances with Sen. Ron Johnson: 

  • Debate hosted by TMJ4 and sponsored by, 620 WTMJ, and the Milwaukee Business Journal
    • Thursday, October 13 from 6:00-7:00p.m.
    • Location: Milwaukee, WI 
  • Forum hosted by Main Street Alliance and the Wisconsin Farmers Union 
    • Date and time to be announced 
    • Location: Oshkosh, WI
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