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Senate hopeful Barnes mistakenly added La Crosse County Sheriff’s Captain John Siegel to endorsement list



FILE - Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes speaks as he tours Giant Jones Brewery, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)

La Crosse County candidate for sheriff, John Siegel, is one of two names removed from a list of law enforcement endorsements for U.S. Senate hopeful Mandela Barnes.

Barnes’ campaign recently released a list of nine endorsements from current and former people in law enforcement.

Siegel, currently the Investigative Captain for the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office, was put on that list “due to a clerical error,” Maddy McDaniel, with the Barnes campaign, told Wisconsin Public Radio.

Siegel told WIZM he is not endorsing anyone, as he runs for sheriff.

Another name removed was Racine County Deputy Sheriff, Malik Frazier, who personally supports Barnes for U.S. Senate but added that deputies canoot publicly endorse candidates, according to federal law, CBS-58 reported.

McDaniel said Frazier’s name was removed “out of an abundance of caution.”

Barnes, Wisocnsin’s Lt. Governor and Democrat in the race, is up against Republican Ron Johnson for U.S. Senate.

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