MADISON, Wis. — Six days since his nomination as the Republican candidate for governor, Tim Michels has made exactly one public appearance and continues to attempt to hide his radical agenda as he dodges the press and voters.
Over the weekend, Michels sent his team to events, but the candidate himself was nowhere to be seen. Michels has also failed to comment on being caught scrubbing every mention of Donald Trump’s endorsement from his website. His team quickly backtracked after Wisconsin voters noticed.
As Republicans scramble to unite following a divisive primary, Governor Tony Evers and Democratic leaders traveled the state. Joined by Lieutenant Governor nominee Sara Rodriguez, and Attorney General Josh Kaul, Gov. Evers hit the ground running, visiting with voters from Superior, Appleton, Rhinelander, and La Crosse. Gov. Evers is committed to doing the right thing for Wisconsin from fighting for reproductive rights and protecting our democracy to funding our schools and supporting small businesses.
Since beginning his campaign, Michels has: said the 1849 ban on abortion that doesn’t include exceptions for rape or incest is “an exact mirror” of his position; confirmed that he supports restricting the rights of LGBTQ+ Wisconsinites; opposed a bipartisan package of gun reforms that included background checks for people under the age of 21 purchasing guns and a provision making it harder for domestic abusers to get guns; called continuing to increase education funding the “definition of insanity”; and refused to answer whether he would certify the 2024 election.
“Tim Michels’ radical agenda was front and center during the primary. That record will not be wiped away and those tough questions being asked of him are not going away either,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Rapid Response Director Hannah Menchhoff. “Election Day is 85 days out, and it’s clear from Michels’ actions this past week that Wisconsinites are not his priority. Maybe Michels is working out the answers about his extremist politics back home in Connecticut?”