Wisconsin U.S. Senate race makes trip to Northwoods

Wisconsin U.S. Senate race makes trip to Northwoods
Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 5:12 PM CDT
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SUPERIOR, WI. (KBJR) - The U.S. Senate Race between current Republican Senator Ron Johnson and Democratic Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes made its way to the Northwoods Wednesday.

Barnes visited Twisted Pastries Coffeehouse Wednesday morning where he talked with supporters about why he is the best choice for Wisconsin.

“When I hear Ron Johnson say something like ‘We have enough jobs in Wisconsin’ I can’t think of a more absurd thing to say,” Barnes said.

A poll released by Marquette Law School put Barnes ahead of Johnson by seven points, 51% to 44%. The margin of error is six percent in that poll.

This is up from the 46% to 44% poll released in June which also favored Barnes.

Barnes criticized Senator Johnson’s decision to vote for Former President Trump’s tax bill.

“This is $200 million for his wealthy donors that he couldn’t be bothered to suppport relief for many of us,” he said.

Barnes was elected Lieutenant Governor in 2018. Johnson won the Senate seat in 2010.

KBJR 6 reached out to Senator Johnson’s campaign for comment.

Ben Voelkel with Johnson’s campaign said this statement said “This election is a simple choice - freedom versus socialism - and whether it is supporting the Green New Deal, dangerous policies like defunding the police and ending cash bail, or raising taxes on nearly all American taxpayers, it’s clear Mandela Barnes wants to fundamentally transform our country.”

The general election for this race and a series of other across Wisconsin are on November 8.

For more information on how to vote, visit My Vote Wisconsin.

correction: We stated that Senator Ron Johnson had not visited Northern Wisconsin recently. He visited Eau Claire, Rice Lake and Hayward Wednesday. He also held a campaign event in Manitowish Waters Monday.

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