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MADISON – State Superintendent Tony Evers is proud to announce the endorsements of State Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton), State Senator Janis Ringhand (D-Evansville) and State Senator Bob Wirch (D-Somers) for Evers’ campaign for Governor. These come within a week of two polls announcing Evers with healthy leads over both Governor Scott Walker and the democratic primary field.
“Potholes are consuming our roads and our healthcare costs are skyrocketing – we have to get back to basics as a state. Four more years of Scott Walker will just be more of the same and Wisconsinites will again be left holding the bag. I’m supporting Tony Evers because we need a leader that is focused on solving our problems, not picking political fights,” Erpenbach said.
“Tony Evers is the only candidate who can beat Scott Walker. I applaud him for being the first candidate to call for a clean campaign pledge in the Democratic primary. As we enter the final two weeks, I hope that all candidates and their supporters follow Tony’s lead and run strong, positive campaigns,” said Ringhand. “I’m supporting Tony because he will bring needed commonsense to the Governor’s office. It’s time for a change.”
Evers has already been endorsed by State Senator Mark Miller, State Representative Dana Wachs, State Representative Sondy Pope, State Representative Don Vruwink, State Representative Daniel Riemer, and State Representative Tod Ohnstad.
“Local control has been absolutely decimated under Scott Walker’s watch. Instead of trusting our local elected officials to make the decisions that are best for our communities, Gov. Walker has decided that he knows better. It’s time for us to return power to the people of Wisconsin and Tony Evers will do just that,” said Sen. Wirch.