Bill Kaplan: Wisconsin Senate race will not be a cakewalk

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The latest Marquette Poll makes clear that the U.S. Senate race between Wisconsin GOP Senator Ron Johnson and Democratic Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes is a toss-up, with Johnson slightly ahead. It will not be a cakewalk for either candidate. Both have baggage. Johnson has high unfavorable ratings and Barnes is still an unknown to many Wisconsin voters. “A barrage of negative attack ads (from Johnson and the GOP) unleashed on Barnes after his primary victory may b...

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