MILWAUKEE – Gov. Tony Evers joined WTMJ’s Steve Scaffidi Tuesday to discuss the primary election as well the general election coming up in November.
Before businessman Tim Michels walked away with the Republican primary nod, Evers spoke about Michels as well as Rebeca Kleesfisch and Tim Ranthum; the other two candidates who were vying to face Evers in the general election, saying “they’ve taken some things too far.” Scaffidi asked for an example and Evers pointed to the discussions surrounding public schools.
“A couple of them said we’re putting too much money into public schools and they’re not seeming very supportive of public schools,” Evers said. “That’s a problem because that’s our future.”
According to Evers, whoever was to win the Republican nomination would be “incapable” of shifting their position to being a “moderate Republican” because “there’s too much track record out there.”
“Whoever wins that race on the Republican governor side, tomorrow morning when they’re facing the microphones, they will be incapable of telling you ‘Oh, I forgot to tell you; I’m really a moderate Republican,'” Evers said.
Evers said there are certainly topics Wisconsin citizens want to hear about besides political candidates “bashing each other.”
“There’s some basic issues people want to know about: the roads, broadband, public schools, healthcare,” Evers said. “Do we tackle the issue of legalizing marijuana? There’s all sorts of things that people want to talk about rather than hearing politicians bashing each other.”
Evers admitted the back-and-forth has “never been his style” and that he’s “going to be talking those things.”
Listen to the full discussion at the top of the page.