Candidate for Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Shakes Up the Race

October 1, 2018 AT 9:50 AM

By Scott Bauer

Wisconsin's Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor has been mistaken for a dead car crash victim, been confused with a white guy, been wrongly accused of kneeling during the national anthem and had his name left out of voter guides.

Mandela Barnes is also shaking up the governor's race in a way rarely done by a running mate in Wisconsin.

Barnes, who is black, has accused Republican Gov. Scott Walker of ignoring "people who look like me," said President Donald Trump wants to create "a superior race" and alleged that Republicans are "using the Donald Trump playbook trying to come at me with the most racially excitable things."

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