Democrat Mandela Barnes hosts meet and greet in Black River Falls

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WKBT) — Mandela Barnes is continuing his campaign for U.S. Senate in Black River Falls.

The current Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin met with supporters to discuss issues within their community.

The meet and greet comes shortly after the Marquette Law School Poll revealed Barnes is closely behind his opponent Ron Johnson.

Barnes says the tight race doesn’t phase him and he has plans for getting in the lead.

“So we’re gonna continue to lead with our message all across the state of Wisconsin. Showing up in communities all across the state, talking about opportunity, but most importantly holding Ron Johnson accountable,” said Barnes.

Yesterday, Barnes agreed to debate Ron Johnson.

The two politicians will meet twice.

Once on October 13 in Milwaukee and then in Oshkosh.

The date for that event has not been announced.