Milwaukee – This week, new polling data from Marquette Law School showed Alex Lasry is gaining significant ground in the Democratic Primary, he also traveled to Racine and Oshkosh, and further demonstrated his strong support of organized labor by visiting Wisconsin’s first unionized Starbucks in Oak Creek.
The Marquette Poll showed Alex’s support continuing to rise, improving to just 3 points behind Mandela Barnes, 19% – 16%, well within the margin of error. This is an improvement from 10 points behind in last month’s Marquette Poll. No other candidate in the race received more than 7% of the vote.
The poll also showed Senator Ron Johnson is viewed unfavorably by 46% of voters, his highest unfavorable rating ever in the Marquette Poll.
“Alex Lasry is rapidly gaining support and has made this primary into a statistical tie,” said Garren Randolph, Alex’s campaign manager. “The more voters hear from Alex, the more support he gains. Wisconsinites want their next U.S. Senator to be someone with a proven record of delivering real results for working families. Alex will win this primary and be the Democratic nominee who beats Ron Johnson this fall.”
Alex Released a Statement on Starbucks Unionization Efforts In Dane County
Milwaukee – On Thursday, Alex Lasry voiced his support for the workers at the three Dane County Starbucks stores that filed for union representation Monday, throwing his support behind local workers fighting to make things better at their workplace.
“Since the very beginning of this campaign, I’ve told folks that I want to bring real change and real results to the people of Wisconsin. Supporting local unionization to make things better for people in the workplace is the perfect way to do that,” said Alex Lasry.
“I’m proud to stand beside these brave workers as they fight for change in their workplace. One step at a time, the Union Strong movement is making real change for workers across the state, and as Wisconsin’s next Senator, I will fight every day to help them.”
Alex has a proven track record of delivering real results for Wisconsinites – whether it’s creating good union jobs, paying a $15-dollar minimum wage, or investing in and helping grow Wisconsin’s economy. Alex led negotiations for a historic project labor agreement that included provisions to hire women and minorities that are often underrepresented among union workers, and he has been a leading voice in advocating for the ongoing unionization movement.
The Lasry campaign is also one of the only campaigns across the country and the only one in Wisconsin that has a unionized campaign staff.
Alex supports Starbucks Workers United in Oak Creek.
Alex visited the Starbucks in Oak Creek on Friday to support Starbucks Workers United efforts here in Wisconsin. The Oak Creek store is the first to officially unionize in Wisconsin. Six other Starbucks locations in Wisconsin are currently looking to hold a union representation election.
Alex traveled to Oshkosh to attend the Winnebago County Democrats Indigo Dinner.
Alex traveled to Ron Johnson’s backyard to talk with members of the Winnebago County Democrats about raising wages, fighting to bring union jobs to Wisconsin, and the need to give Senator Baldwin a true partner in Washington.
Alex met with Community Leaders at Little Roots Early School in Racine.
Alex talked with leaders about the importance of making real investments in our communities from childcare, youth centers to job creation, and manufacturing.
What others are saying about Alex:
@WaukeshaDems: Over 100 strong here in #crucial Waukesha County fired up to see @AlexLasryWI
The path to winning Wisconsin is through Waukesha and we are showing up to win!
@NicholsUprising: “Alex will stand up for reproductive choice at a time when we need it most.” — Wisconsin State Rep. @LisaSubeck gives a strong endorsement to @AlexLasryWI at Madison event for the Democratic US Senate candidate
IN THE NEWS
Marquette Poll shows Mandela Barnes, Alex Lasry in tight Democratic U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel // Bill Glauber
Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes was the choice of 19% while Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry was at 16%, with state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski at 7% and Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson at 5%.
Democratic Senate Primary Tightening in Wisconsin: Poll
The Hill // Tal Axelrod
The latest survey showed Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes still in the lead with 19 percent support among Democrats, including independents who lean Democratic and independents who say they will vote in the Democratic primary. However, Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry trails just behind him at 16 percent, a difference that falls within the poll’s margin of error.