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The Daily BeastAug 09, 2022
Mandela Barnes Wins Dem Senate Nomination in Wisconsin
Sara Stathas/The Washington Post/GettyWisconsin Lieutenant Gov. Mandela Barnes cruised to his state's Democratic nomination for Senate on Tuesday night, setting up a general election race against incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson (R) that could determine control of the U.S. Senate.

Barnes was long the Democratic primary's frontrunner, though his lead was made shaky at times by Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry, who pumped millions of his own money into the race. In the final weeks leading up to the primary election, however, Lasry and two other contenders dropped out of the competition in an apparent effort to consolidate support behind Barnes.

Running on a progressive platform, Barnes has already won endorsements from Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren, and so-called Democratic kingmaker House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D), among many others.

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