Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry to run for Senate in 2022

Milwaukee Bucks senior vice president Alex Lasry revealed a 2022 run for U.S. Senate in the swing state of Wisconsin. The seat is currently held by Republican politician Sen. Ron Johnson.

The 33-year old Democrat released his project via YouTube. “We need a new point of view and a brand-new perspective,” Lasry stated. “We have actually endured 3 systemic shocks to the system over the last 20 years: 9/11, the Great Economic downturn and now, this pandemic. And we still have not repaired things.”

The video consisted of endorsements from Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, Milwaukee Common Council President Cavalier Johnson and other top state political leaders.

Lasry, a New York native and boy of hedge-fund billionaire Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry, is a senior vice president of the group. He prepares to take a leave of lack throughout his run, according to ESPN.

Lasry has promised to “invest” in his project while also assuring a strong fundraising operation to reach out to small donors, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Outagamie County Executive and Democrat Tom Nelson, likewise running for the seat, has actually publicly challenged Lasry to avoid utilizing his family’s wealth to fund his project.

Lasry did not react to CNBC’s ask for comment.

Johnson, one of previous President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies in the Senate, has yet to reveal whether he plans to run for a third term. The 65-year old voted to acquit Trump of prompting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot in his second impeachment trial.

Johnson did not respond to CNBC’s ask for comment.

This summertime, in protest of the Kenosha, Wisc., shooting of unarmed Black male Jacob Blake, the Bucks decided not to take the floor for Video game 5 in the first round in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, forcing a league-wide postponement. Lasry was among those who supported the relocation.

Lasry dealt with backlash last month for viewed favoritism after receiving the Covid vaccine, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lasry’s pregnant wife got a call from an uncle about unused, available Covid vaccines. Not able to take the shot, she provided it to Lasry in her place.

“I just got fortunate,” Lasry stated.

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