Tony Evers makes campaign swing through Appleton, criticizes Gov. Walker’s performance

APPLETON – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers, fresh off a primary win Tuesday night, wasted no time Wednesday in making campaign swings through Madison, Appleton, Oshkosh, Plymouth and Waukesha.

Despite his blue jeans and genial demeanor as he shook hands with customers at the Copper Rock Coffee Co. in Appleton, he didn’t hold back in a short media briefing on what he felt were current missteps by Gov. Scott Walker.

The $4 billion Foxconn project is “the worst deal in the state of Wisconsin’s history,” he said. “We can’t have these Hail Mary passes that pit one part of the state against another.”

Walker’s self-proclaimed “education governor” title, Evers said, is “a laughable line.”

Evers, the state’s schools superintendent, bested seven other candidates in the Democratic race on Tuesday, and will face off with the incumbent governor in the Nov. 6 general election.

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Evers was critical of Walker’s actions on education, from school funding to Act 10, the 2011 law that all but eliminated collective bargaining for public workers.

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