Democrat Mandela Barnes Wasted over $96M on Failed Campaign Against Ron Johnson

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes speaks during a televised debate Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
AP Photo/Morry Gash

Wisconsin’s Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes (D) wasted over $96 million in donor money on his failed campaign against Sen. Ron Johnson, according to Open Secrets.

Barnes’ campaign spent $32,040,023 in his failed bid to unseat Johnson, while outside donors spent $64,598,278 backing Barnes.

Overall, the Wisconsin senate race was the fifth most Senate race at $185,811,066.

The top five most expensive Senate races are:

1.) Pennsylvania: $312,131,203

2.) Georgia: $254,668,614

3.) Arizona: $202,332,538

4.) Nevada: $186,750,730

5.) Wisconsin: $185,811,066

Barnes was projected to win the race on Wednesday with 93 percent reporting.

Follow Wendell Husebø on Twitter @WendellHusebø. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality.


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