ATLANTA (AP) — Casting his vote this month in one of the most politically competitive states in the U.S., Seung Lee happily backed Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s reelection. But when it came to the other top Republican on the ballot, Senate candidate Herschel Walker, he was uneasy. Walker “doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” said Lee, a […]
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Wisconsin Sen. Johnson pushed tax cut amid family land deals
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin was pushing for a tax cut provision in 2017 that benefitted his former plastics company and many others as his family was acquiring properties around the country, a newspaper review of property records revealed.
Did Mandela Barnes say he ‘could not care less’ about a Second Amendment right?
Yes. Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, the Democratic candidate for U.S. senator, tweeted in July 2013 that he “could not care less about a 2nd Amendment ‘right.’ Bear arms all you wish, but you should pay for your mishandling.” Other tweets written minutes later reveal that he was reacting to the acquittal that day of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Does Wisconsin US Senate candidate Mandela Barnes want to open the United States’ borders?
No. Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, has called for an immigration policy that “secures the border and also includes a path for citizenship,” according to a campaign ad released in May 2022.
Did Ron Johnson say that he has ‘always been a supporter of big pharma?’
Yes. Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said, “I’ve always been a big supporter of big pharma … I’m all for the profit motive, the development of new drugs.”
Barnes’ Senate bid may ride on Milwaukee’s Black turnout
Standing beside the pulpit at King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church on a crisp fall Sunday morning, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes was preaching to the choir — they were assembled behind him, clad in blue and gold robes.
Does Mandela Barnes oppose the government imposing a week limit on abortion?
Yes. Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate in Wisconsin, has not provided a definitive statement on whether government should legislate a week limit on abortion.
Does Mandela Barnes support raising taxes on the middle class?
No. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, the Democratic candidate for Wisconsin for the U.S. Senate, advocates lowering middle class taxes, not raising them.
Did Mandela Barnes vote against a law that expanded penalties for ‘battery and threats’ against public officials?
Yes. When Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes — now the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate in Wisconsin — was a state legislator, he voted against a 2015 Republican-proposed bill that made it a felony to “intentionally cause bodily harm or threaten to cause bodily harm” to a judge, prosecutor, public defender or law enforcement officer acting in their official duties. The previous law designated only threats against judges and battery against judges and law enforcement officials as felonies.
Has Mandela Barnes supported a Green New Deal for Wisconsin?
Yes. In 2021 Mandela Barnes tweeted his support for a Green New Deal: “It may look different depending on the state, but with the right approach, it would be the climate and jobs solution Wisconsin needs.”
Photo Essay: Tony Evers sworn in as 46th governor of Wisconsin
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers was sworn into office Monday afternoon as Wisconsin’s 46th governor. See photos from the event by Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism photojournalists Coburn Dukehart and Emily Hamer.