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

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

Gallagher to Trump: Stop wasting time on NFL culture wars and focus on real issues


President Trump and his Republican allies reportedly plan to use his divisive culture war attacks on the NFL players’ #TakeAKnee protests to energize their conservative base this November. But Wisconsin’s freshman Republican Congressman from Green Bay has had enough. > Think Progress

Walker making anthem protests a campaign issue


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker can’t leave NFL player protests alone. Walker’s reelection campaign has launched on on-line petition and digital ad campaign, targeting players who take a knee during the pregame national anthem. > Wisconsin Radio Network