MADISON, Wis. — Following Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes securing the Democratic Senate nomination,  Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement:

“We are ecstatic to kick off the general election with Mandela Barnes as our nominee for the United States Senate. From his days as a community organizer to his service in the Wisconsin Assembly and as our state’s first Black Lieutenant Governor, Mandela has been a tireless champion for the issues that matter to Wisconsin’s working families. He has won the support of working people in every corner of this state because he shares their experience. As Senator, he’ll continue the fight to grow our middle class and build a more just and more prosperous Wisconsin.

“We are a party united in purpose. Today, we come together in the work of building a better future for Wisconsin and defeating Ron Johnson once and for all.

“Mandela Barnes is the son of a Milwaukee public school teacher and a third shift UAW auto worker. In November, Wisconsin voters will make him their next United States Senator.”

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