Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes received the endorsements of two unions in Wisconsin in his campaign for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. SEIU Wisconsin State Council, which represents healthcare, public sector, and property services employees, and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2150, both endorsed Barnes this week. Notably, this is the first time that IBEW Local 2150 endorsed a candidate in a Senate primary.

In a press release, Brenda Frary, the president of SEIU Wisconsin State Council, called Barnes “a champion for Wisconsin’s working people” while Pat Raes, the president of SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin, praised Barnes for knowing that “…all of us…must be able to come together to form strong unions to build a Wisconsin that works for everyone.” Similarly, IBEW Business Manager Bob Stone said that Barnes is “a friend of workers” in a second press release.

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