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Evers’ First TV Ad Criticizes Walker Of Medicaid Expansion

Democrat Tony Evers Accuses Incumbent Scott Walker Of Not Looking Out For Wisconsinites

Tony Evers, gubernatorial campaign, Premier Park Hotel, Madison, governor, state superintendent, DPI
Tony Evers, state superintendent of Public Instruction, delivers his speech Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Best Western Premier Park Hotel after winning the Democratic primary for governor. 

Democrat Tony Evers’ first television ad of the general election criticizes Gov. Scott Walker for rejecting federal Medicaid expansion money.

The ad announced Monday is running statewide starting Tuesday. Evers’ campaign says it is a six-figure buy, but didn’t give exact totals. As of late last week, Walker and his Republican allies have been spending more than twice as much as Evers and Democrats on television ads.

The Evers spot accuses Walker of playing politics and running for president instead of accepting the federal Medicaid expansion money to lower health care costs in the state.

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Walker has defended the decision, saying states could be left with higher costs and not enough federal money to pay for it.

Evers accuses Walker of doing what’s best for himself and not Wisconsin residents.