A senior executive for the Milwaukee Bucks, Alex Lasry, launched a Democratic campaign for Wisconsin’s Senate seat in 2022, making the liberal politics of the NBA the foundation of his campaign.
“We’ve been able to use progressive values to build a strong and profitable business,” Lasry, 33, said in a Wednesday campaign launch video. He talked about the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Jacob Blake, and supporters talked about Lasry marching in Black Lives Matter protests.
Lasry seeks the seat currently held by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump. Johnson, in office since 2011, has previously said that he would only serve two terms in the seat, but he has not ruled out running for reelection in 2022.
The Democratic Senate hopeful was previously an aide in the Obama White House, and he is now a senior vice president of the Bucks, focusing on digital marketing. He also chaired