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

Kleefisch pushes back on ad suggesting pre-existing conditions protections are in jeopardy

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is pushing back against Democrats arguing protections for pre-existing medical conditions are in jeopardy under Gov. Scott Walker. Both Kleefisch and Tony Evers are cancer survivors. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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

barnes

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

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

Governor, Lt. Gov. campaigns trade barbs in Eau Claire

Road funding and attack ads were impassioned topics of conversation on Wednesday in Eau Claire, where troops of campaigners, including the candidates themselves, made stops just over a week after the race for governor officially began. > Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Rebecca Kleefisch attacks Evers two days into governor’s campaign

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch told supporters in Milwaukee Thursday that “Tony Evers is dangerous. [He} threatens the type of lifestyle we have worked so hard to create for our friends and neighbors across Wisconsin. Scott Walker is a different type of leader. He’s a positive leader.” > NBC 4 Milwaukee