Johnson ad calls Barnes ‘too extreme for Wisconsin’

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, narrates a new TV ad that accuses Dem rival Mandela Barnes of running "cutesy ads trying to convince you that he's not a radical leftist."

Johnson's campaign said the spot will air statewide but provided no other details.

The spot uses a clip from a recent Barnes ad in which the lieutenant governor says his "opponent is throwing everything he's got at me, hoping you think I'm dangerous. But I can take the heat." As he talks, the ad shows Barnes swinging a bat and the sound of a ball being hit.

In one spot, Barnes says in the ad, "here's the truth."

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