CAUGHT: Mandela Barnes Fakes Law Enforcement Endorsement

OSHKOSH  – After rolling out a pathetic nine-member “law enforcement” coalition last week, new reporting has indicated that U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes has faked at least one of the names on his endorsements list. Barnes is already running one of the most anti-public safety campaigns in the country – supporting the end of cash bail, cutting the prison population by half, abolishing ICE, and defunding the police.

“Mandela Barnes has been lying about his positions and now he’s lying about who supports him,” said Alec Zimmerman, spokesman for the Ron Johnson campaign. “This election is about who you can trust. Mandela Barnes is hiding from his extreme support for defunding the police, releasing half the prision population, and abolishing ICE. Now he’s hoping voters won’t pay attention to his lies as he tries to play cover up.” 

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One of Mandela Barnes’ Few Cop Endorsements Says He Never Endorsed Him

Wisconsin Right Now

Jessica McBride & Jim Piwowarczyk 

September 19, 2022

One of Mandela Barnes’s few active duty law enforcement “endorsements” says he never actually endorsed him. Barnes claimed in a news release that La Crosse County Sheriff’s Capt. John Siegel was 1 of 9 officers to endorse him for U.S. Senate.

In an exclusive interview with Wisconsin Right Now, Siegel, who is running as a Democrat for sheriff, said he never endorsed Mandela Barnes and does not plan to endorse anyone for U.S. Senate.

“I do not,” Siegel said. “I have not endorsed anybody. I spent most of my day Friday trying to get a hold of people asking how did this happen.”

Siegel’s name appeared Sept. 15, 2022, on the list of 9 law enforcement officers that Barnes claimed had endorsed him in the U.S. Senate race against Ron Johnson.

“I am not on the list. I was mistakenly added…” Siegel said. “…I found out on Friday that I was on his endorsement list, and I was not supposed to be on his endorsement list. I talked with one of his staffers and agreed to talk with them when they were in town sometime, which I’ve done with everybody. They said there was a mistake within the clerical part of things. Somehow I got added to the list.”

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