Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes has released two new advertisements as part of his campaign for U.S. Senate. A press release from his campaign says that both ads are part of a multi-million dollar campaign and will be viewable on broadcast, cable, and digital platforms across Wisconsin.
The first ad, titled “Hard Work,” features Barnes promising to “bring manufacturing back home so we can make things in Wisconsin again.” He also says that “you deserve a senator who protects your jobs, not one who sends them overseas,” echoing his past claims that incumbent U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has supported the outsourcing of American jobs during his tenure in the Senate.
The second ad, titled “Truth,” is in response to claims from conservative and Republican groups that Barnes supports the “defund the police” movement and the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In the ad, Barnes directly addresses and refutes these claims, saying that he will make sure that “our police have the resources and training they need to keep our communities safe and that our communities have the resources to stop crime before it happens.” He also says that he will “bring back manufacturing” and “pass a middle class tax cut.”
Watch ad here: Hard Work
Watch ad here: Truth