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Milwaukee Alderwoman Chantia Lewis is officially entering the 2022 Democratic superior for a U.S. Senate spot presently held by Republican Ron Johnson. Her long-rumored announcement comes 1 time aft Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, a agelong expected candidate, formally announced his bid.
“As a section elected official, I’ve seen firsthand however decisions astatine the national level interaction america successful Milwaukee and passim the state,” said Lewis successful a statement. “I recognize the request to person a dependable successful Congress that speaks for regular radical who are not being represented by Ron Johnson close now. I’m moving connected behalf of each moving people idiosyncratic successful Wisconsin, each genitor raising their children done a pandemic and each seasoned who is struggling. There’s a full batch of radical who are feeling a full batch of hurt, and I americium successful this contention for them.”
A website for Lewis’ campaign, ChantiaLewis4Senate.com, was concisely unrecorded past week but included nary photos of the alderwoman and a verbatim transcript of her Common Council biography. It was pulled down soon aft reports of its beingness began circulating.
On Wednesday Lewis launched a full-fledged website, implicit with caller biography touting her committedness to work and a video of her walking astir Downtown and the Sherman Phoenix. She brands herself “a mom, a vet, a fighter” successful the video.
Lewis, 41, was archetypal elected to the Milwaukee Common Council in 2016 and re-elected successful 2020. An Air Force veteran, Alverno College graduate and ordained minister, Lewis has branded the acold northwest broadside 9th District she represents the “New Ninth” arsenic she seeks to reinvigorate the commercialized country astir the erstwhile Northridge Mall. A fiery speaker, she has passionately advocated for galore issues including an unarmed responders program, cosmopolitan basal income aviator program, metropolis bureau of veterans affairs and exigency housing.
She finds herself successful a crowded field. Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson was the archetypal to formally declare, followed by Wisconsin Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, radiologist Gillian Battino and Bucks elder vice president Alex Lasry. They’ve since been joined by State Senator Chris Larson, Milwaukee attorney Peter Peckarsky and Franklin bundle entrepreneur Adam Murphy. Barnes declared Tuesday successful an lawsuit held astatine the Sherman Phoenix, the aforesaid venue featured successful Lewis’ video. Steven Olikara, head of the Millennial Action Project, has created an exploratory committee, a precursor to filing to run.
Like galore of her competitors, Lewis is positioning herself against Johnson. “Wisconsin tin bash amended than Ron Johnson,” says Lewis successful her video. But Johnson has not yet committed to moving for a 3rd term.