State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski announced Friday morning that she is dropping out of the U.S. Senate race and endorsing Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes. In a statement, Godlewski said that in order for Democrats to defeat Senator Ron Johnson, they needed to band together. She stated that “it’s clear that if we want to finally send Ron Johnson packing, we must all get behind Mandela Barnes and fight together. I’m proud of what our 72-county campaign has accomplished, and while I may not be on the ballot this November, every issue we fought to bring front and center will be.”

Godlewski is planning to hold a press conference with Barnes this afternoon in Fitchburg where a formal announcement will be made. Barnes is now the only major Democratic candidate remaining and will face off against Ron Johnson in November.

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