Mandela Barnes
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2018 WI Supreme Court candidate Tim Burns endorses Mandela Barnes for Lt. Governor

Burns joins an impressive list of leaders and organizations endorsing Mandela.

By - Jul 6th, 2018 01:49 pm

Madison: Former 2018 Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate and progressive champion Tim Burns announced his endorsement of Mandela Barnes for Lieutenant Governor today.

“Mandela is an experienced leader with strong progressive values, and I am proud to support his run for Lieutenant Governor. Recent events in Washington and Madison have shown just how important this election is for preserving civil rights, protecting our most vulnerable and standing up for workers. Mandela is the candidate we need to help elect Democrats up and down the ballot and give us the best chance to defeat Scott Walker this November,” said Burns.

Burns joins an impressive list of leaders and organizations endorsing Mandela, including Congressman Mark Pocan, Wisconsin State Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz, the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood, and dozens of others.

“I’m honored to earn the endorsement of Tim Burns,” said Barnes. “He’s a proven progressive who understands that all Democrats need to work together to ensure every Wisconsinite has a living wage job, quality healthcare, and great schools for our children.”

Mandela Barnes is a former 2-term state legislator, community organizer, and policy professional from Milwaukee. He is seeking the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor in the August 14th primary election. More information is available at

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