Press Releases ICYMI: Gov. Evers Kicks Off “Doing the Right Thing” Tour

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Governor Tony Evers, State Representative and candidate for Lieutenant Governor Sara Rodriguez, Attorney General Josh Kaul, and Democratic candidates up and down the ballot kicked off the first day of the “Doing the Right Thing” tour yesterday with stops in Madison, Stevens Point, Appleton, and Milwaukee. 

Gov. Evers also launched his Doing the Right Agenda, with his plans to keep doing the right thing for Wisconsinites, from protecting reproductive rights and our democracy to funding our schools and supporting small businesses.

Gov. Evers and State Rep. Rodriguez started the day over breakfast at Monty’s Blue Plate Diner in Madison. 

In Stevens Point, Gov. Evers, State Rep. Rodriguez, and A.G. Kaul were joined by State Sen. Brad Pfaff, the winner of Tuesday’s 3rd CD Democratic primary, and State Rep. Katrina Shankland. 

The “Doing the Right Thing” Tour continued in Appleton, where Gov. Evers highlighted his record of doing the right thing for Wisconsin, including cutting income taxes for the middle class by 15 percent, fixing our roads and bridges, expanding high-speed internet access, increasing funding for our schools, and supporting small businesses and family farms.

And in Milwaukee, the first day of the tour came to a close with Wisconsin Democrats gathering for a Unity Rally at the Deer District with Gov. Evers, State Rep. Rodriguez, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Lieutenant Governor and candidate for U.S. Senate Mandela Barnes, A.G. Kaul, and Congresswoman Gwen Moore. 

Gov. Evers’ “Doing the Right Thing” tour will continue today and Friday with stops all across Wisconsin.

See below for coverage on the first day of the general election. 

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Channel 3000: Evers, Rodriguez begin general election campaign

  • “Less than 24 hours after she was elected to be his running mate, State Rep. Sara Rodriguez joined Gov. Tony Evers for breakfast as the pair kicked off their general election campaign.”

Cap Times: ‘He has taken the lead from Trump’: Evers targets Michels on first day of race

  • “Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday morning took aim at Tim Michels, the Republican nominee for governor, on the first day of the general election race, calling Michels’ policy stances out of touch with Wisconsinites and alleging his push to appeal to blue-collar workers is disingenuous.” 

WISN: Race set between Gov. Tony Evers and Tim Michels

  • “Democratic Gov. Tony Evers launched a multi-city, multi-day tour Wednesday alongside other prominent Democrats and his new running-mate, Rep. Sara Rodriguez who won her own primary Tuesday night for lieutenant governor.”

NBC News: ‘Trump Owns Him’: Governor’s race in battleground Wisconsin opens with gloves off

  • “‘He can wear a blue shirt so that he can have a blue collar. But at the end of the day, I’m not quite sure that someone of his status, with houses all across the country, can say ‘I’m just one of you,’ Evers said at a campaign event Wednesday morning in Madison — the first of 10 across the state over the coming days. The remark was in reference to the fact that Michels owns a home in Connecticut, where he lives part of the year.” 

NBC 15: Governor Evers kicks off reelection campaign with prospective lieutenant governor

  • “‘At the end of the day, Wisconsinites are going to vote for me and Sara because of the positions that we’ve taken and the success that we’ve had. And those issues are issues that are important to Wisconsin,’ incumbent Gov. Evers said.”

TMJ4: Gov. Evers launches re-election campaign in Milwaukee alongside state Democrats

  • “‘Certainly his connection to Donald Trump is going to be an issue for him to figure out,’ Evers said. ‘But at the end of the day, I’m going to be talking about the things the people of Wisconsin want talked about.’ Evers says he’s focusing on his track record with education, broadband, small businesses, and infrastructure.”