Democratic Wisconsin Senate hopeful Barnes issues first ad

Madison, Wis. ( Associated Press) — Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes highlighted her middle-class upbringing in her first television ad released Wednesday, as her two primary challengers have already spent millions on TV spots and There is a tight race in the elections.

Winners of the August 9th Primary on the Battlefield Republicans Will Move To Face Sen. Ron Johnson, He’s also been on air for months, and groups supporting him have launched multimillion-dollar advertising campaigns.

Three of Barnes’ Democratic primary challengers are already on the air, two of them for months. Alex Larry and Sarah Godlewski gain ground on Barnesolieutenant governor, in the latest Marquette University Law School poll conducted in late April, when he aired ads, but Barnes did not.

Larry, a Milwaukee Bucks executive, was on the air for the first time back in October, and has trumped his personal wealth. About $4.4 million to spend on ads so far. Godlewski, the state treasurer and millionaire, released his first position in March and the second earlier this month. Targeting Johnson’s opposition to abortion rights. He has spent over $1 million on advertisements.

Outgame County executive Tom Nelson, who runs as a self-described underdog and doesn’t have the personal funds to tap, has a short cable criticizing public funding for the Bucks’ area in Milwaukee. -There was only advertising that ran during two playoff games last week. ,

Barnes was clearly a frontrunner in the race, but a Marquette University Law School poll released last month showed Barnes with 19% support and Larry close to him with 16%. Godlewski gained ground, but trailed them both at 7%. Nelson was at 5%.

However, almost half of the respondents were undecided, raising the candidacy of another self-described Dalit candidate, Steven Olikara. The founder of the Millennial Action Project, while trying to gain name recognition, has been quietly gathering support, including Milwaukee philanthropist Sheldon Luber. In a crowded field.

The race is expected to be one of the most expensive and toughest in the country, with a Senate majority hanging in the balance.

Barnes is backed by some big names, including US Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who is coming to Madison and Milwaukee this weekend for fundraising events. Barnes isn’t a millionaire like Johnson, Larry and Godlevsky, a point he worked hard on in his first ad without naming his rivals.

“Most senators can’t tell you the price of a gallon of milk. Or how much beef has gone up this year,” Barnes says as he pushes a grocery cart through a store. “But I’m going to run for most senators, or Senate. I am not like other millionaires.

His campaign said the ad is part of a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign that will begin in his hometown of Milwaukee and expand to primaries throughout the state.

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