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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 Ron Johnson, polling at 37%. Ron Johnson has been the Senator from Wisconsin since 2010. 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: 23%

News Diet Breakdown

Data analyzed by Ground News from Twitter
Left: 71%
Center: 28%
 
71% of the news @TheOtherMandela interacts with on Twitter Leans Left
Republican Candidate
Ron Johnson Polls: 37% Sample: 6,191Percentage of News: 77%

News Diet Breakdown

Data analyzed by Ground News from Twitter
19%
13%
Right: 68%
68% of the news @RonJohnsonWI interacts with on Twitter Leans Right

Coverage Breakdown

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

Mandela Barnes
Ron Johnson

Top 2022 Wisconsin Senate Election News

Alex Lasry drops Wisconsin Senate bid, boosting Mandela Barnes
US & Canada · Madison

Alex Lasry drops Wisconsin Senate bid, boosting Mandela Barnes

60% Center coverage: 30 sources
Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry is dropping out of the Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate. Lasry had been consistently polling second in the race, trailing behind Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes. A new poll which was just released on Tuesday by Impact Research showed Barnes with a 14-point lead over Lasry.See the Story
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
Sarah Godlewski ends Senate bid in Wisconsin, clearing path for Barnes
US & Canada · Wisconsin

Sarah Godlewski ends Senate bid in Wisconsin, clearing path for Barnes

62% Center coverage: 29 sources
Sarah Godlewski, who serves as State Treasurer, has endorsed Mandela Barnes. This all but assures Barnes, the state's Lieutenant Governor, will face Republican Ron Johnson in the general election in November. Earlier this week, Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson and Milwaukee Bucks Executive Alex Lasry announced they were ending their campaigns and endorsing Barnes.See the Story

Latest 2022 Wisconsin Senate Election News

Media Bias Breakdown

How is the media covering 2022 Wisconsin Senate Election?

2022 Wisconsin Senate Election often is covered by Left Media sources.
Left: 42%
16%
16%

2022 Election Candidates