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Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes tests positive for COVID-19

Barnes is running for US Senate in fall

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes gestures as he speaks into a microphone.
Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes speaks to event attendees as he kicks off his campaign for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Milwaukee, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes says he has tested positive for COVID-19 but not experiencing any symptoms.

Barnes tweeted Wednesday that he is vaccinated and will be quarantining for five days, per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Barnes is also running for U.S. Senate as a Democrat.

Others running include state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, Milwaukee Bucks executive-on-leave Alex Lasry and Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson.

They are running to take on Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson. He tested positive for COVID-19 in October 2020 and has been one of the loudest voices for seeking alternatives to vaccines to deal with the pandemic.