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Evers' first ads of superintendent race attack opponent

Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates Tony Evers, left, and Lowell Holtz. (Photos courtesy candidates' campaigns)

MADISON (AP) -- State Superintendent Tony Evers is attacking his opponent Lowell Holtz without naming him in the first television ads of the race.

Evers released a pair of 30-second spots on Monday that he says will begin airing across the state on Tuesday. The election is April 4.


In one spot, Evers touts his record and says, "My opponent's plan raises his own salary and pays for a personal driver." In another ad Evers is shown driving, saying "I don't need some chauffeur to show me the way."


That's in reference to Holtz discussing an alleged offer with another candidate that involved dropping out of the race in exchange for a $150,000 state job and a personal driver.

Holtz accuses Evers of taking "cheap shots" to avoid talking about his record.

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