Stories tagged: "Mandela Barnes"


Four of the leading candidates in the Democratic primary to determine who will challenge Sen. Ron Johnson in November. L-R, Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry, state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski (Graphic by Jonathon Sadowski)
Johnson’s Moscow Visit, Investing in Wisconsin Manufacturers, More: This Week on the US Senate Campaign Trail

Lasry ad hits Johnson for 2018 trip. Godlewski talks drug prices. Nelson touts a presidential candidate’s endorsement.

Four of the leading candidates in the Democratic primary to determine who will challenge Sen. Ron Johnson in November. L-R, Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry, state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski (Graphic by Jonathon Sadowski)
Barnes Getting Attention as Fellow Democrats Try to Narrow His Lead

Lieutenant Governor tops two new polls, but about half of Democratic voters say they don’t have a favorite choice to run for Senate.

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes speaks at his US Senate campaign launch event July 20, 2021, in Milwaukee. (Photo by Olivia Stern)
This Week on the Senate Campaign Trail

For the week of Feb. 21: Barnes talks business, Nelson criticizes Barnes, Battino drops out to run for a different office.

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes speaks during a September 2021 appearance in Milwaukee by voting rights activist and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. (Photo by JT Cestkowski)
Barnes Asks Biden, Congress to Pressure Oshkosh Defense to Bring Union Jobs Home

Call comes after Ron Johnson said he won’t fight for jobs in Oshkosh.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin. (Photo via Facebook/Senator Ron Johnson)
Ron Johnson Won’t Push for 1,000+ New Jobs in His Hometown

Oshkosh Defense's namesake plant could make USPS vehicles, but it appears the jobs are heading for non-union conditions in South Carolina.

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes speaks with small business owners and Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg, left, during an event Tuesday in Wausau. Barnes, one of 14 Democrats seeking to replace US Sen. Ron Johnson in the November election, said continued attempts by Johnson and other Republicans to restrict voting rights represent "an attack on democracy." (Photo by Julian Emerson)
‘Attack on Democracy’: Barnes Warns of Continued Efforts to Limit Voting

Republicans’ ongoing efforts to restrict the number of people allowed to vote poses a “serious danger” to democracy in America, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes told UpNorthNews.

Alyson Leahy, assistant director of the Wausau River District that works with business owners in that city, said some small businesses have altered their business models, such as increasing online sales, to remain financially viable during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Nearly Two Years Into Pandemic, Some Small Businesses Still Struggling

Many entrepreneurs say they continue to face challenges amid continuing COVID-19 infections, a labor shortage, and supply chain disruptions.