Kleefisch apologizes to opponent Barnes over anthem flap

Republican Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, in a rare retreat, apologized Tuesday to her Democratic opponent for repeatedly claiming — without evidence — that he knelt during the national anthem. Mandela Barnes repeatedly called the accusation a lie and said he has never knelt for the anthem. > AP News

Mandela Barnes calls out Rebecca Kleefisch for ‘crazy’ claims about him kneeling during anthem

Mandela Barnes, the Democratic candidate for Wisconsin lieutenant governor, said Monday that it was “crazy” for his Republican opponent, Rebecca Kleefisch, to claim, with no evidence, that he knelt during the national anthem at the opening of the Wisconsin State Fair this summer. > AP News

Barnes says he’s not interested in Obama-Trump voters

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Mandela Barnes, the Democratic candidate for Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor, said he’s not interested in people who voted for Barack Obama and then switched to Donald Trump, if they still support the president, a comment Republicans likened to when Hillary Clinton derided Trump backers as “deplorables.” > AP News

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters releases its full slate of endorsements

The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters released its full slate of endorsements this week for November’s statewide races and numerous state Senate and Assembly seats. > Wisconsin Gazette

Sen. Taylor on Walker: “We need leadership, not a Twitter fight”

Last week, Gov. Scott Walker took to Twitter and criticized NFL players and those who support them for their decision to peacefully protest against police brutality. Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) responded in a statement: “So Governor Walker didn’t have time to defend Harley-Davidson, but he has time to blow dog whistles.” > Urban Milwaukee

Barnes’ Twitter spat with Walker continues, including Kaepernick jersey selfie

Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor Mandela Barnes’ Twitter feud with Gov. Scott Walker continued Thursday, involving current Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and culminating in the 31-year-old former state lawmaker posting a photo of himself sporting the jersey of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. > Madison 365

Barnes gets into Twitter beef with Walker over Kaepernick, Trump’s knowledge of words to anthem

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Mandela Barnes, who is running to be Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor, fired back at Walker after the governor sent several tweets condemning Barnes for supporting Kaepernick and protests during the national anthem. > The Hill