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2022 Wisconsin Senate Election

News coverage of the Wisconsin Senate election. See the race between Mandela Barnes, polling at 45%, and Alex Lasry, polling at 42%. Ron Johnson has been the Senator from Wisconsin since 2010. Another candidate in the 2022 Wisconsin Senate is Ron Johnson. See their news, bias in the media coverage and more in our Wisconsin election page. See other states and more information on our 2022 U.S. Senate page.

Top Wisconsin Candidates

Democrat Candidate
Mandela Barnes Polls: 45% Sample: 1,559Percentage of News: 59%

News Diet Breakdown

Data analyzed by Ground News from Twitter
Left: 67%
Center: 30%
 
67% of the news @TheOtherMandela interacts with on Twitter Leans Left
Democrat Candidate
Alex Lasry Polls: 42% Sample: 803Percentage of News: 41%

News Diet Breakdown

Data analyzed by Ground News from Twitter
Left: 74%
25%
 
74% of the news @AlexLasryWI interacts with on Twitter Leans Left

Coverage Breakdown

Coverage Breakdown is based on the number of articles published per candidate.

Mandela Barnes
Alex Lasry
Ron Johnson
Other Wisconsin Candidates:

Top 2022 Wisconsin Senate Election News

Jan. 6 panel: GOP Sen. Johnson sought to hand-deliver fake electors to Pence
US & Canada · Washington

Jan. 6 panel: GOP Sen. Johnson sought to hand-deliver fake electors to Pence

62% Left coverage: 29 sources
Sen. Ron Johnson wanted to hand then-Vice President Mike Pence an official-looking document falsely affirming former President Donald Trump won in Wisconsin and Michigan. The document, signed by 10 Wisconsin Republicans, was filled out on the same day the Democratic slate of Wisconsin electors met in the same building to deliver the state's 10 electoral votes to President-elect Joe Biden. Official-looking certificates were submitted by Republicans claiming to be electors in six other states.See the Story
Wisconsin Democrats aim to beat Sen. Ron Johnson, but how?
US & Canada · Wisconsin

Wisconsin Democrats aim to beat Sen. Ron Johnson, but how?

54% Center coverage: 24 sources
Democratic Senate candidate Mandela Barnes is campaigning in rural Wisconsin. Barnes is trying to appeal to the voters who more typically fuel Republican victories. The Republican incumbent, Ron Johnson, has become one of Donald Trump's most vocal supporters. Democrats are hoping Johnson's most incendiary comments will turn off moderate Republicans.See the Story
Wisconsin Democrats focus ire on Republican Sen. Johnson
U.S. Senate · United States

Wisconsin Democrats focus ire on Republican Sen. Johnson

67% Center coverage: 15 sources
Wisconsin Democrats looking to unseat Republican Sen. Ron Johnson focused their attacks on him Sunday. The race in Wisconsin, which Donald Trump carried in 2016 but President Joe Biden won in 2020, could determine which party control the Senate. Polls show a tight Democratic primary between Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Alex Lasry.See the Story

Latest 2022 Wisconsin Senate Election News

Ron Johnson · Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Johnson under heat for fake elector revelation

69% Center coverage: 13 sources
Aide for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told former Vice President Mike Pence's staff that the Republican from Wisconsin wanted to hand-deliver to Pence fake elector votes from his state and neighboring Michigan. Johnson spokeswoman downplayed the texts after they were publicly revealed for the first time during a House select committee hearing.See the Story
US & Canada · Milwaukee

Johnson acknowledges his company, others benefited from law

72% Center coverage: 7 sources
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said his company, Pacur LLC, some of his prominent donors and many other businesses benefitted from the small-business tax provision. ProPublica reported in August that the tax break Johnson championed resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in deductions to megadonors who funded his campaigns.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Ron Johnson Blames Intern for Fake Electors Delivery

80% Left coverage: 10 sources
Aide for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told former Vice President Mike Pence's staff that the Republican from Wisconsin wanted to hand-deliver to Pence fake elector votes from his state and neighboring Michigan. The texts were revealed at Tuesday's meeting of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. A Johnson spokeswoman downplayed the texts after they were publicly revealed.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

A GOP senator got caught pretending to be on his phone to avoid questions about the Jan. 6 insurrection

90% Left coverage: 10 sources
Sen. Ron Jonson held his phone to his ear while leaving the U.S. Capitol, but reporters noticed he was not really on a call.See the Story
US & Canada · Wisconsin

Johnson raises $7.1 million in first quarter

Coverage: 7 sources
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson reported on Friday raising $7.1 million in the first three months of the year. The Oshkosh Republican looks to stave off a packed Democratic field of challengers seeking to unseat him his fall. Johnson's campaign reported receiving more than 71,000 donations from more than 40,000 individuals.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Ron Johnson Suggests Covid Vaccines May Cause AIDS

57% Left coverage: 7 sources
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said it "may be true" that COVID-19 vaccines cause AIDS. Johnson has long entertained conspiratorial and disproven theories regarding CO VID-19. He has convened a group of doctors and scientists who have been criticized for spreading misinformation to get a second opinion.See the Story
Apple

Enjoy Technology files for bankruptcy with plans to sell itself

100% Center coverage: 3 sources
Enjoy Technology filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware federal court on Thursday. The company said it aims to keep operating through the process and plans to sell itself in bankruptcy to the highest bidder. It has also moved to wind down its U.K. operations.See the Story
Republican Party

GOP Rep. Mike Kelly has a meltdown over Ron Johnson's accusation on false electors

100% Left coverage: 2 sources
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., recently alleged that a bogus slate of pro-Trump electors, which one of his aide's tried to have former Vice President Mike Pence install during the 2020 election certification ceremony, was given to him by Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Penn. But Kelly is again adamantly denying his f...See the Story
Apple

Filing: ex-Apple retail chief Ron Johnson's at-home tech setup company Enjoy files for bankruptcy, less than a year after its SPAC merger, and sells to Asurion

Enjoy Technology, a startup founded by former Apple retail store executive Ron Johnson, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company, which operates mobile retail stores for tech gadgets, is seeking protection from creditors. Enjoy raised more than $230 million in known venture funding, per Crunchbase data, from backers including Kleiner Perkins, Oak Investment Partners and L Catterton.See the Story
U.S. Senate · Wisconsin

Pa Senate Race: AOC backs Fetterman

Coverage: 2 sources
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave a big-time shout-out to Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes. The progressive Democrat urged Democrats to turn out the vote for Barnes later this year. Barnes responded by retweeting the post by the progressive Democrat on his own Instagram page.See the Story
Mandela Barnes · Wisconsin

Mandela Barnes Polls: Barnes Leads But Undecided Voters Could Spoil His Chances - CrowdWisdom360

Mandel Barnes and Alex Lasry are battling to win the Democratic Party nomination for the Wisconsin Senate Race. The current Senator, Republican Ron Johnson is running for his third term. Mandela Barnes is ahead in almost all the polls but his lead over AlexLasry, his closest Democratic rival is narrowing.See the Story
Mandela Barnes

SHOT/CHASER: Anti-“Big Money” Mandela Barnes Begs for Help from Super PACs - Republican Party of Wisconsin

– On Mandela Barnes’ campaign website, voters can read about Barnes’ disdain for “big money” in politics and “corporate special interests dump millionsSee the Story
Ron Johnson

Former JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson’s Enjoy Technology files for bankruptcy

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Enjoy operates what it calls mobile retail stores that help consumers buy and set up technology gadgets in their homes. The Palo Alto-based company, which was founded in 2014, has struggled to raise the capital needed to fund its operations. Enjoy has begun dismissing more than 400 UK-based employees, or roughly 18% of its total workforce, in connection with the bankruptcy.See the Story

Media Bias Breakdown

How is the media covering 2022 Wisconsin Senate Election?

2022 Wisconsin Senate Election often is covered by Left Media sources.
Left: 39%
13%
17%

2022 Election Candidates