Johnson Defends Reversal On Codifying Obergefell

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports:

After tens of millions of dollars in dueling ads and weeks of circling each other on the campaign trail, Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and his Democratic challenger, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes finally squared off in their first debate Friday night.

Meeting in a Milwaukee television studio with just a month to go before the midterms, Johnson and Barnes trotted out their familiar talking points as each candidate sought to portray the other as out of step with Wisconsin voters.

Barnes accused Johnson of trying to pass along a slate of fake electors to then-Vice President Mike Pence on Jan. 6, 2021 and added, “Let’s talk about the 140 officers he left behind during an insurrection he supported.”

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