Milwaukee – This week, a new poll from the Alex Lasry campaign showed a majority of Democratic Primary voters believe that Alex Lasry is the best Democrat to beat Ron Johnson in December, and that the race is still in a statistical tie. Lasry also visited an affordable housing redevelopment site in Milwaukee and slammed Ron Johnson’s anti-choice record.
New poll shows primary voters believe Alex Lasry is the best candidate to beat Ron Johnson, primary still a statistical tie.
The Alex Lasry Campaign for U.S. Senate released the results of a new poll that shows Democratic Primary voters believe Alex Lasry is the best candidate to beat Ron Johnson in November.
According to the polling memo: “Democratic primary voters continue to believe that Alex Lasry is the Democrat who can beat Ron Johnson. More voters (36%) believe that Alex Lasry has the best chance to beat Ron Johnson, while just 28% say that describes Mandela Barnes and even fewer Sarah Godlewski (11%).”
The poll also shows the race remains a statistical tie as a result of Lasry’s significant momentum. Lasry trails just 30% to 33%, a gap well within the margin of error for this poll.
The polling memo also notes that Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes has failed to increase his support despite starting his paid television advertising in the past several weeks. Further, the poll shows State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski’s campaign losing some of its support from the last time this poll was conducted.
“Every poll continues to show the same thing: this race is tied, and Alex Lasry has the most momentum heading into this August Democratic Primary,” said Campaign Manager Garren Randolph. “At every opportunity Alex has continued to grow his base of support and the polls reflect that. Voters across the state are responding to his message of building an economy that works for everyone and putting more money back into the pockets of working people–which is why they believe he is the best Democrat to beat Ron Johnson in November.”
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Vanity Fair//Abigail Tracy
Alex Lasry, a Milwaukee Bucks executive running in the Democratic Senate primary, stressed in a phone call that to win the state, Democrats need to replicate the victories of Barack Obama, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Evers, and Joe Biden by paying attention to “places that Democrats neglect and Republicans take for granted.”
Lasry’s campaign said it has experienced a notable uptick in online campaign donations.
“We see what happens when Republicans take over, they continue to make sure that they take away rights for women,” Lasry said.
In the Democratic primary for the Senate seat, a recent poll from Marquette Law School has Barnes leading the field with 25% support among Democrats, followed by Lasry at 21%, Wisconsin treasurer Godlewski at 9% and county executive Tom Nelson at 7%. (The remainder of the field is polling at less than 1%.) In potential matchups against Johnson, Barnes, Godlewski, and Nelson beat out Johnson, whereas Lasry fell short. But the polling suggests that the race against Johnson will be incredibly close with all matchups decided by three-point margins or less.
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[email protected] “He is really a true believer when it comes to the oppression of women,” says one Democratic strategist, explaining why Johnson is a perfect test case for Democrats’ message on women’s rights.
POLITICO// Burgess Everett
However, 34-year-old Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry is catching up down the stretch after spending millions of his own dollars.
All four candidates offer a generational contrast from the tempestuous Johnson, who at 67 is running for his third term after twice beating former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.). Each Democratic candidate wants to eliminate the filibuster to preserve Roe, and none believe in any abortion restrictions.
The biggest difference among them is on adding seats to the Supreme Court, a liberal goal that Nelson supports, Barnes is open to and Godlewski and Lasry oppose.
Lasry says his wife’s work for Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin allows him to see “firsthand every day” the fight for abortion rights
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[email protected] The only way Democrats can codify Roe v. Wade into law is with a world-beating bank shot that requires two new votes to weaken the filibuster. Enter Battleground Wisconsin.
CNN// Manu Raju and Alex Rogers
The battle shaping up in Wisconsin is emblematic of the landscape confronting Democrats nationwide. The top candidates — Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry, Wisconsin Treasurer Sarah Godlewski and Nelson — are hoping that fury from their liberal base outweighs backlash Democrats may face over high consumer prices and Biden’s low approval ratings.
In interviews with CNN this week, all of the top Wisconsin Senate Democratic candidates tried to project their progressive bona fides on abortion. Lasry, 34, noted his wife is a top official at Planned Parenthood Wisconsin.
Lasry, who worked in the Obama White House before his billionaire father purchased the Milwaukee Bucks in 2014, said he’d back a Biden reelection bid.
“I think if the President wants to run again, he should run again,” Lasry said.
“Wisconsin’s my home, raising my family here,” he said in an interview at a redevelopment site in Milwaukee. “And what voters are more worried about are not where someone was, but what someone’s going to do and representing them and what they’ve done.”
Lasry saying: “If you are trying to literally get false electors to the vice president to ensure that a fair election gets overturned, that’s not what this country is about and that is treacherous and seditious.”
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