Barack Obama to Milwaukee, Democrats campaign Oct. 29

President Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama will be in Milwaukee on Saturday, Oct. 29 to campaign for Wisconsin Democrats.

The election is Nov. 8. According to the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Obama will campaign for Barnes, Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul – all of whom are on the ballot.

Obama will be joined by fellow Democrats U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore and others.

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In the new Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin, released Wednesday, Oct. 12, Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson strengthened his lead over Barnes. The governor’s race is tightening with Evers ahead of Republican challenger Tim Michels in the tossup race.

Johnson is supported by 52% and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes is backed by 46% of likely voters. Johnson was ahead in the September poll, with 49% to 48% for Barnes. In August, Barnes led the race.

Tim Michels; Tony Evers; Ron Johnson; Mandela Barnes

As for the governor's race, it is a tossup: 47% of likely voters say they support Evers, to 46% backing Republican Tim Michels.

Evers' lead has shrunk. In September, 47% said they were supporting Evers, while 44% wanted Michels.

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Obama won Wisconsin in 2008 by 14 points and by 7 points in 2012. Those wide margins in presidential races are unusual in the state that Trump won by less than a point in 2016 but lost to President Joe Biden by less than a point in 2020.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.