About The Long Run PAC

The Long Run was founded by Mandela Barnes, Wisconsin’s first black Lt. Governor and 2022 candidate for the United States Senate. Despite being massively outspent and written off by nearly every pundit, Mandela came within 26,000 votes of defeating entrenched incumbent Republican Senator Ron Johnson.

He started The Long Run to support diverse and groundbreaking pro-democracy candidates around the country who are helping to flip critical swing districts and bring more working-class voices to the table. These include young candidates, candidates of color, LGBTQ+ candidates, and candidates from working class backgrounds who are breaking the mold of what leadership looks like. 

Like Mandela, these candidates will face the same questions again and again: “Can you win?” The Long Run will help to make sure these candidates have the resources and support they need to answer “Yes!”