Chris Larson formally announces he's running for U.S. senate

Chris Larson
Posted at 8:52 PM, May 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-26 09:31:00-04

MILWAUKEE — State Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) has officially announced his intent to enter the 2022 election for U.S. Senate.

Larson's paperwork appeared on the Federal Election Commission's website on Tuesday. On Wednesday, he made it official with an announcement made on his YouTube page.

While Sen. Ron Johnson has yet to announce if he will run for reelection, a number of Democrats have announced bids for the seat.

Wisconsin Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry and Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson are all running for the seat.

“Everyone, no matter their ZIP code, deserves a fair shot at the American Dream,” Larson said. “As your neighbor, I'm asking you to join me in standing up to the bullies in Washington and Wall Street, so we can write the next chapter of our American history together.”

It's rumored Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes is also considering a run.

State Sen. Larson assumed office in Wisconsin's legislature for District 7 in 2011. He served as Wisconsin State Senate Minority Leader from 2013 to 2015.

Larson ran but was defeated in the 2020 election for Milwaukee County Executive.

Larson also served as Milwaukee County Supervisor from 2008 until being elected into the State Senate.

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