Wisconsin Democratic Senate candidate Mandela Barnes needs help —big time. He’s currently slipping in the polls, losing ground on GOP incumbent Ron Johnson. So Barnes did the only thing he could.
He called Barack Obama.
From Fox News:
Members of Barnes’ political campaign reached out to Obama’s team in recent days in hopes of getting the popular former president to make an appearance in the final days before election day, the outlet reported. Obama isn’t the only high-level Democrat who may appear in Wisconsin soon, however, as Vice President Kamala Harris and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, are reportedly likely to make the trip.
Recent polling shows Johnson having a 6-point lead over Mandela in the final weeks before Election Day. The Wednesday poll from Marquette Law School found that Johnson was entering the final stretch with 52% support from likely voters, while Mandela had 46%.
Barnes may be losing ground due to his soft-on-crime policies while violent crime is skyrocketing in our nation’s cities. Watch the clip below of Barnes speaking on releasing HALF of Wisconsin’s prison inmates.