Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Mandela Barnes tours the state

Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes (D) is challenging incumbent Senator Ron Johnson (R) for his...
Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes (D) is challenging incumbent Senator Ron Johnson (R) for his senate seat in the November election.(WBAY)
Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 4:34 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes began his U.S. Senate campaign tour of the state as the Democratic nominee with a stop in Green Bay on Thursday.

Barnes and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, also a Democrat, met with unions and workers at Zambaldi Beer.

Barnes blasted the incumbent, Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, for saying Wisconsin had enough good-paying jobs when Oshkosh Corporation chose to build the new fleet of U.S. Postal Service trucks in South Carolina instead of Wisconsin.

“Not only was that a thousand jobs -- a thousand opportunities for young people, a thousand shots at success for young people growing up like me. And I got into politics with the simple belief that every child growing up in every ZIP Code in every community deserves the same opportunities I did,” Barnes said.

Barnes and Johnson both overwhelmingly won their party nominations Tuesday.

Barnes also made stops in Madison and Cambridge.

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