Milwaukee Bucks Exec, Son of Fund Manager Lasry Launches Senate Run

Alex Lasry, an executive with the Milwaukee Bucks basketball franchise and the son of a billionaire hedge fund manager, announced Wednesday he’s running for the U.S. Senate from Wisconsin in 2022 as a Democrat.

Lasry, 33, launched his bid for the seat currently held by Republican Senator Ron Johnson with a video announcement promising a focus on economic development and a worker’s bill of rights, including the right to unionize.

Milwaukee Bucks Exec, Son of Fund Manager Lasry Launches Senate Run

“We’ve lived through three systemic shocks to the system over the last 20 years: 9/11, the Great Recession and now this pandemic. And we still haven’t fixed things,” he said.

Johnson, a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump, has not said yet whether he will seek a third term. Democrat Samuel D’Amico also is running for the seat.

Lasry’s father, Marc Lasry, is a billionaire investor and a co-owner of the Bucks.

Alex Lasry made headlines last month when he received the Covid-19 vaccine, even though he’s not in any eligible group, after being told there were some extra doses at a senior living center in Milwaukee, leading to charges of special treatment.

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