2022 Wisconsin Senate Voters Guide

Mandela Barnes (D) vs Ron Johnson (R)

US Senate | Election | Nov 8, 2022

The Candidates

Mandela Barnes

Mandela Barnes


Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson



The Issues

Climate Change

Should climate change be a top priority? Tax or limit the output of greenhouse gases, or support renewable energy?


Decrease or increase government investment in, and regulation of, the economy?


How to address the teaching of issues around racism and gender identity?

Mandela Barnes (D)

Regarding racism, “We have to teach the reality” of U.S. power and prosperity coming from “forced labor on stolen land.” Supports the Equality Act, including banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in education.


Did Joe Biden legitimately win the 2020 Presidential election?

Health Care

Increase government role in health care, such as expanding Medicaid, limiting drug prices, or promoting COVID safety?

Mandela Barnes (D)

Yes. Supports Medicaid expansion. “I believe everyone should have access to quality health care.” Supported more COVID relief funding. Supported a mask mandate in January 2021.

Student Financial Aid

Support lowering interest on student loans or forgiving them?


Should corporations and wealthier individuals pay less or more taxes?

Ron Johnson (R)

Less. Supported the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. Supports “pro-growth tax reform.”

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