Barnes easily tops Kober to earn right to challenge Kleefisch in the lieutenant governor’s race in November

Man­dela Barnes, who was a fre­quent vis­i­tor to Green Lake Co. Dems & Friends events this past year, won the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Party’s node for lieu­tenant gov­er­nor Tues­day in the par­ti­san pri­ma­ry elec­tion. Barnes topped Kurt Kober, also anoth­er fre­quent vis­i­tor to our events. Both were at last week’s Green Lake Coun­ty Fair in Green Lake.

Barnes received 326,051 or 68% of the votes in the par­ti­san pri­ma­ry. Kober, from She­boy­gan, received 153,698 or 32% of the votes cast by Democ­rats. He is pic­tured right in a pho­to tak­en ear­li­er this year when he attend­ed a 4-Co Can­di­dates Forum in Wau­toma, cp-host­ed by the Green Lake Co. Dems & Friends. 

A for­mer state leg­is­la­tor, Barnes had to sur­vive what in a close might have doomed his chances: three of the states news­pa­pers did not include him as a can­di­date in pub­lished lists. Read arti­cle.


Mandela Barnes Vote Total

Kurt Kober Vote Total