WI: Nelson drops out of Democratic US Senate primary, throws support to Barnes

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson’s long run for the U.S. Senate is over. Nelson announced Monday that he was ending his Democratic primary campaign and throwing his support to Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes. Although Nelson was running fourth in the polls, the move could provide a significant boost for Barnes, who is locked in a tight race with Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry, with state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski further behind. The primary winner will meet Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson in November. … Nelson, who raised a little less than $1.4 million according to federal filings, said ‘unfortunately, money matters way too much in politics and running against two self-funding millionaires proved too much for this pastor’s kid.'” (07/25/22)