Evers: 'We're not going to drag ourselves in the muck with Scott Walker'

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers campaigns in Appleton Aug. 15, 2018. (WLUK image)

APPLETON (WLUK) -- Fresh off primary victories, both the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor were out campaigning across the state today. They're hoping for your vote come November.

Primary election night is over, but now we look ahead to November.

Candidates are ramping up campaign efforts ahead of November's general election.

Several of them were out campaigning around the state today, including the Democratic nominee for governor, Tony Evers.

On Wednesday, Evers and lieutenant governor nominee Mandela Barnes made a stop in downtown Appleton, talking about issues they are going to fight for if elected in November.

"We're not going to drag ourselves in the muck with Scott Walker," Evers said. "Mandela and I are going to make sure we can do whatever we can to stay positive on the issues of Wisconsin."

Evers, the state superintendent of schools, is capitalizing on his education background; he said he'll focus on issues that are important to the voters.

"Those are issues around education, around, making sure we have appropriate resources for not only our schools but technical colleges and universities," said Evers.

Walker also touts himself as an education governor, but Evers said that's laughable.

"Initially he took hundreds and hundreds of dollars from our public schools and that never has been replaced. So "education governor", I haven't walked in any room at any point in time in this campaign, after he's made that claim, that people believe that," Evers told FOX 11.

Unemployment is at its lowest in years under Walker's administration. Evers said 2.9% is a good number but unemployment doesn't mean full-time jobs.

"We have young people that because their parents are so busy, having one to three jobs, the only reliable meals the kids have now is in their schools."

Evers also highlighted the $4 billion Foxconn deal. He said it's the worst in the history of the state and that he hopes to renegotiate some things that aren't in state law.

"The minimum that we should do is make sure all people of Wisconsin get a crack at that money," said Evers.

Evers wants to make sure people know the Democrats are united as a party.

He also made a stop in his hometown of Plymouth.

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