This week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers and Lt. Gov candidate Mandela Barnes visited communities around Northern Wisconsin to share their plans to always put Wisconsin families first. The two were greeted by packed crowds energized by their platform to fully fund Wisconsin schools, finally fix the state’s roads, and increase access to quality and affordable health care. The campaign made stops in Eau Claire, Hudson, Siren, Superior, Rhinelander, Portage, and Ashland.
Here is a roundup of some of the coverage from the tour:
Superior Telegram: Candidates pitch message in Superior
The standing-room-only crowd spilled out to the sidewalk. “I’m here to tell you Tony Evers will be the next governor,” Lt. Gov. candidate Mandela Barnes said. “We win when we talked about ideas.”
He said affordable health care, two-thirds funding for public schools, restoring scientists in the DNR, rebuilding roads, real economic development — not Foxconn — and renewable energy, which is outpacing the rest of the economy in terms of growth, are the ideas that are going to win the election.
Hodag Star Journal: Evers, Barnes campaign in the Northwoods
Good paying jobs, health care and education are issues the duo say are important in the state.
The bottom line about education, Evers said, is that he wants to make sure all schools, technical colleges, universities, or the K-12 system have the resources that are necessary, and used a recent announcement as an example.
Portage Daily Register: Evers to Columbia County crowd: Restore progressive roots
All the pizza was gone by the time gubernatorial hopeful Tony Evers arrived Friday evening at Columbia County Democratic headquarters in downtown Portage, where a crowd in excess of 100 people awaited him and his running mate, lieutenant governor candidate Mandela Barnes.
New Richmond News: Evers, Dems point to Schachtner campaign as ‘blueprint’
Evers told a packed house at Hudson Bagel & Coffee Co. that, in spite of the crowded field that split Democratic support, the party is energized.
In fact, Evers, who serves as Wisconsin’s superintendent of public instruction, said the momentum created through the process has energized supporters, including those at the event who didn’t vote for him.
KQDS: Evers Stops in Superior
Tony Evers addressed future voters at Thirsty Pagan. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction was joined by his running mate Mandela Barnes and also by former longtime Senator Bob Jauch.
“I know not everybody in this room voted for me, I’m not going to ask you to raise your hands if you did vote for me,” said Evers, to an enthusiastic crowd. “But now you have a chance to vote for me. I’m Tony Evers, and we’re going to win this race next November.”
WJFW: Evers pledges to visit state prison in first week as governor, blames Walker’s absence for Lincoln Hills issues
Tony Evers plans to visit a state prison within a week of his inauguration, if he’s elected governor. He wants Lincoln Hills to be the first visit. In his seven years in office, Gov. Scott Walker hasn’t visited any state prison. Walker has said he doesn’t plan to do so if he’s reelected to a third term. Evers made the prison pledge in Rhinelander on Friday.