Attacks Get Ugly In Wisconsin’s Final Senate Debate

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson and Democratic opponent Mandela Barnes face off in Milwaukee

  • Republican Sen. Ron Johnson and Democratic challenger Mandela Barnes took to the debate stage on Thursday, fielding questions about inflation, Social Security, crime, and numerous other hotly debated topics.
  • The candidates received cheers, jeers, and boos from the fiery crowd and accused each another of being extremists on abortion, failing to support law enforcement, and traveling on the taxpayer dime.
  • The heated debate got personal with Johnson asserting, “Barnes claims to be part of the working class, but I haven’t really found evidence that he actually had a real job in the private sector.”
  • Barnes went after Johnson for marrying into a successful plastics business and said, “Senator Johnson has taken a whole lot of credit for his business-in-law.”