Nelson drops U.S. Senate bid, backs Barnes

Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson pictured on King St. in Madison on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Photo by Jack Kelly, The Capital Times.
Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson pictured on King St. in Madison on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Photo by Jack Kelly, The Capital Times.

Outagamie County Exec Tom Nelson announced today he's suspending his U.S. Senate campaign and backing Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes for the Dem nomination to take on U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson.
Nelson on Twitter said he made the decision because his campaign ran out of funds.
"We ran out of money. So I am suspending our campaign and endorsing the one candidate who is not trying to buy this election: #TeamMandela," Nelson wrote.
Nelson in a statement referenced the ability of his wealthy opponents Alex Lasry, on leave from the Milwaukee Bucks, and State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski to self-fund their campaig...

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