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.