Democrat Alex Lasry drops out of U.S. Senate race, endorses Barnes

Alex Lasry stopped by Eau Claire Wednesday.
Alex Lasry stopped by Eau Claire Wednesday.(WEAU)
Published: Jul. 27, 2022 at 10:18 AM CDT
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WBAY) - Democrat Alex Lasry has dropped out of the race for Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate seat.

The Milwaukee Bucks executive is endorsing Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes in the race.

Lasry and Barnes appeared together Wednesday at the Deer District Plaza in Milwaukee.

Daniel Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was first to report the news Wednesday.

Bice reports that Barnes is now the frontrunner to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson in November.

Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson dropped out of the race this week.

“It’s clear Tom Nelson graciously stepping aside to endorse Mandela Barnes meant Alex Lasry had no path to victory. Now we will all work together to unite behind Mandela Barnes and defeat America’s worst senator in Ron Johnson,” reads a statement from the Nelson campaign.

Lasry spent $12 million on his campaign for U.S. Senate.

The primary election is Aug. 9.

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