Walker, Evers make final push for votes

Published: Nov. 1, 2018 at 5:06 PM CDT
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The countdown is on until the election, and both Democrats and Republicans are making a final push to voters.

Thursday, Democratic candidate for governor, Tony Evers, along with Mandela Barnes, who's running for Lieutenant Governor, joined Rep. Ron Kind to rally supporters in Eau Claire.

Evers was asked about the recent attack ads from Gov. Walker’s campaign mentioning Evers plan to raise the gas tax.

He says he’s not raising the gas tax by $1 and says it's the most ridiculous thing he's ever heard.

“It’s all about what people care about, whether it’s our roads, education system, health care. Those are not owned by Republicans or Democrats; it’s owned by the people of the state of Wisconsin. I look forward to uniting this state that hasn't been for 8 years,” said Evers.

He says he wants to lower income taxes for 86 percent of Wisconsinites.

Gov. Scott Walker got a helping hand on the campaign trail from Speaker Paul Ryan.

Ryan called his fellow Wisconsinite the best governor in state history and reminded workers at a plant of the state's economic woes in the decade before Walker's election. The governor's bid for a third time against Democrat Tony Evers is close.

Walker told reporters that the national political environment and attacks on his health care policy record are reasons for the tight race.

“Add to that the unprecedented lies in terms of pre-existing condition, which are part of a nationally orchestrated effort out there for anyone who raises any sort of concern about the failures of Obamacare. In this case we are cutting through that, we are making the case known that in this state we'll always cover people with pre-existing conditions,” said Walker.

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