Tony Evers prevails in Wisconsin governor’s race; Scott Walker not conceding

State schools superintendent Tony Evers defeated Gov. Scott Walker by about 30,000 votes as of early Wednesday morning, but Walker’s campaign says they aren’t ready to trust the results. > Cap Times

Why Mandela Barnes’ run for lieutenant governor matters

Even though Wisconsin’s office of lieutenant governor traditionally has very few prescribed duties, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tony Evers’ running mate, Mandela Barnes—an African American community activist and former legislator from Milwaukee—throws a major twist into that conventional wisdom. > Shepherd Express

Evers, Barnes mock Scott Walker’s short plane ride by livestreaming the drive

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers and his running mate, Mandela Barnes, livestreamed their 45-minute drive between Appleton and Green Bay on Tuesday as part of a campaign gimmick to mock Republican Gov. Scott Walker for taking the state airplane for that route in 2016. > Wisconsin State Journal

Barnes says Trump administration wants to create ‘superior race’

The Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in Wisconsin suggested in a podcast interview that President Donald Trump’s administration wants to create a “superior race.” The Wisconsin Republican Party said the candidate, Mandela Barnes, was comparing Trump to Nazis, an accusation Barnes strongly rejected Friday. > AP News

Eric Holder campaigns for Evers, Barnes in Milwaukee

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder campaigned for Democrat Tony Evers for governor and Mandela Barnes for lieutenant governor Tuesday in Milwaukee. Holder, a New York City native, joined Evers and Barnes to discuss criminal justice reform, a hotly debated issue in the race for governor. > Wisconsin Public Radio

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