Press Release

Mandela Barnes’ Statement on State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski’s Endorsement

MADISON — Today, Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, candidate for U.S. Senate, responded to State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski’s decision to suspend her campaign and endorse Mandela.

Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, candidate for U.S. Senate, made the following statement: 

“I am honored to accept Treasurer Godlewski’s endorsement in this critical race. Throughout this campaign, Sarah has been a leader in the fight to protect abortion access and a tireless advocate for working people and rural communities across Wisconsin. I will proudly stand with her in those fights as we take on Ron Johnson in the fall. 

“We are in a stronger position than we have ever been to defeat Ron Johnson once and for all. And it’s because this is bigger than any one of us. This is about retiring a Senator who has left working people in the dust for more than a decade while he doubled his own personal wealth and delivered for his wealthy donors. 

“This week has demonstrated what it looks like when we come together for a goal that is greater than ourselves. We are building a coalition that crosses generations, crosses racial divides and political divides. A coalition that includes farmers, union leaders, teachers, small business owners, and working people all across this state. 

“That’s how we beat Scott Walker in 2018 with the highest midterm turnout on record. By bringing everyone together from every corner of the state. And that’s exactly how we are going to take the fight to Ron Johnson — and win.”