State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers (D), who last month opened a gubernatorial exploratory committee, is now formally announcing his challenge to Gov. Scott Walker (R). Mr. Evers was first elected to his statewide non-partisan position in 2009, re-elected in 2013, and again last April. He won his first election with 57%, increasing to 61% four years later, and scored a whopping 70% four months ago. Gov. Walker has yet to announce for a third term, but is expected to run. Mr. Evers is the eighth Democrat to declare for Governor. Also in the field are Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma), and state Assembly Representative Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire).
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