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Does the Evers administration refer to the Wisconsin state Capitol tree as a ‘Holiday Tree’?

Yes. In 2019, Gov. Tony Evers began referring to the tree on display in the Capitol Rotunda as the “State Capitol Holiday Tree,” dropping the “Christmas ” title. The state began using the “holiday” title in 1985 to avoid perceptions that it was endorsing any religion, the Associated Press reported.

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Did Mandela Barnes receive a higher share of the Wisconsin vote than Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden?

Yes. Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes received slightly more of the vote share than President Joe Biden did in 2020 and significantly more than Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton did in 2016. Barnes, who lost to Republican incumbent Ron Johnson, received 49.5% of the vote in the 2022 midterms, compared to Johnson’s 50.5%.