Evers delivers nomination signatures amid re-election bid

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers gathered with supporters outside the Wisconsin State Capitol on Friday to turn in nomination signatures for his re-election bid.

The governor submitted roughly 7,200 signatures from voters across the state to put him on the ballot for the election this fall.

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During the event, Evers touted what he considers the highlights of his first term in office, including cutting income taxes for the middle class, investing in public schools and supporting small businesses and farms.

“We have to win this race because there’s too much at stake,” he said. “Without a Democratic governor in Wisconsin, the state is taken backward. If we’re not successful, we could find a state where abortion rights (and) access will be severely limited, where the right to vote is not guaranteed, where even more guns are allowed at our kids’ schools.”

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A number of Republicans, including former lieutenant governor Rebecca Kleefisch, businessman Tim Michels, Rep. Tim Ramthun and Marine veteran Kevin Nicholson, are hoping to unseat Evers. Republicans will face off in a primary in August, with the winner taking on Evers in November.