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Evers Calls Walker Anti-Education In Latest Campaign Ad

Democrat Vying For Nomination In Race For Governor

Tony Evers
Scott Bauer/AP Photo

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers is launching a new ad ripping Republican Gov. Scott Walker as the most anti-education governor Wisconsin has ever seen.

Evers, the state schools superintendent, announced the ad on Friday. The spot will air statewide.

The ad features Evers interacting with children at a picnic table and a playground. He said Walker doesn’t understand educating children and building a skilled workforce is essential to strengthening the middle class. He said that’s why Walker has been the most anti-education governor that Wisconsin has ever seen.

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Evers has emerged as the front-runner in an eight-candidate Democratic gubernatorial field. Voters will choose the nominee in an Aug. 14 primary.

Evers and Walker both have been working to portray themselves as pro-education.

State GOP spokesman Alec Zimmerman said Evers is playing politics with education, noting Evers called the current state budget that Walker signed “pro-kid.”