Jared Leopold, 202-772-5600
Tonight, Democratic Governors Association Chair Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) released the following statement on State Superintendent Tony Evers winning the Democratic nomination for governor in Wisconsin:
“I congratulate State Superintendent Tony Evers on earning the Democratic nomination for Governor in Wisconsin. Tony has spent his career working for the people of Wisconsin, educating children and bringing people together to get things done. After eight years of Governor Walker’s divisiveness and warped priorities that put his own political career ahead of Wisconsin’s schools, roads, and health care, it’s time for new leadership. And Tony is just the right person for the job.
“The contrast this November couldn’t be clearer: Tony Evers will fight for better schools, affordable health care, and opportunity for working families; Scott Walker will only fight for himself. The DGA sees Wisconsin as one of our major pickup opportunities this fall, and I look forward to working with Tony Evers to win back the state.”