Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) endorsed Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes on Tuesday for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin saying that “the Senate race in Wisconsin is crucial” and that “we have a real opportunity to build an economy that works for all of us, strengthen and protect our democracy, expand health care, and tackle the climate crisis head-on.”
“I am so proud to endorse Mandela Barnes for United States Senate today. Mandela has been a tireless advocate for people all across Wisconsin, and he’s the best candidate to defeat Ron Johnson and flip this seat in November,” Senator Elizabeth Warren said in a statement. “Growing up in a proud union family, Mandela knows that to rebuild the middle class we need to change the game in Washington. In the Senate, we will work together to root out the corruption and special interest influence that delivers handouts to the wealthiest people and largest corporations while leaving working people and small businesses behind.
“The Senate race in Wisconsin is crucial,” Warren added. “With Mandela Barnes fighting alongside me in the Senate, we have a real opportunity to build an economy that works for all of us, strengthen and protect our democracy, expand health care, and tackle the climate crisis head-on.”
The Warren announcement today is a key progressive endorsement for Mandela Barnes who has already nabbed endorsements from Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Collective PAC, Democracy for America, MoveOn, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, the Working Families Party, People for the American Way, and the Democratic Lieutenant Governor’s Association. If Barnes wins the Democratic nomination he will face off against Republican Sen. Ron Johnson in the 2022 midterm elections.
“I am honored to have the support of Senator Elizabeth Warren,” Barnes said in a statement. “We’re building a historic movement in every corner of Wisconsin, and Senator Warren’s endorsement is a testament to the hard work we’re doing to bring people together and build an economy that works for everyone.”