MADISON — Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, candidate for U.S. Senate, announced today he has raised nearly $1.5 million since debate day with over 30,000 new contributors. The surge in grassroots momentum comes after Mandela’s clear debate victory holding Ron Johnson accountable for his record of supporting eight national abortion bans, including a ban that made no exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother.
Since debate day, the campaign has surged in grassroots momentum:
- Nearly $1.5 million raised since Friday
- Nearly 30,000 new contributors to the campaign since Friday
- Over 677,000 contributions to the campaign throughout the cycle
- Nearly a quarter of a million contributions since the beginning of October
“Last Friday, Mandela Barnes held Ron Johnson accountable for his disastrous record of selling out working Wisconsinites and fighting to strip women of their rights,” said Maddy McDaniel, spokesperson for the Mandela Barnes campaign. “Ron Johnson has spent the last 12 years selling out working people to benefit his wealthy donors – and his lackluster debate performance serves as proof that even he knows his record is indefensible. Mandela Barnes will continue to build the grassroots momentum needed to retire Ron Johnson and ensure every person has a fair shot at the American Dream.”
In October, Mandela Barnes kicked off his “Ron Against Roe” tour and launched a new ad slamming Ron Johnson for co-sponsoring eight national abortion bans, including a ban that made no exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the woman. For the next 29 days, Mandela will continue to take Johnson to task for his dangerous policies that put women’s lives at risk and leave working families in the dust.