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State senator Larson out of U.S. Senate race, endorses Barnes

FILE - Wisconsin Sen. Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, addresses delegates at the Democratic Party of...
FILE - Wisconsin Sen. Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, addresses delegates at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin convention in Lake Delton, Wis., in this Friday, June 6, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)(Andy Manis | AP)
Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 10:58 AM CDT
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MILWAUKEE (AP) - Wisconsin state Sen. Chris Larson is withdrawing from the Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate and throwing his support behind Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes.

Larson, from Milwaukee, is up for re-election next year in the state Senate, but did not indicate what path he will take politically.

Larson hasn’t been able to raise the amount of funds he was likely hoping for with $20,000 cash on hand at the end of June. He reported raising $51,000 during the second quarter. 

The two-term Republican incumbent, Ron Johnson, has not yet indicated whether he’s going to run again.

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