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17 months before Wisconsin election, Gov. Evers announces run for 2nd term

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How early is too early to start running for governor? 

At this time four years ago in Wisconsin, incumbent Gov. Scott Walker had not started his re-election campaign. Neither had the eventual Democratic nominee, Tony Evers. 

This weekend, however, Gov. Evers made his run official in an announcement to state Democrats.

“Wisconsin, I’m in,” is what Evers told Democrats attending their virtual state convention Saturday.

Coincidentally, that day was the anniversary of Walker’s 2012 victory in the recall election against him.

Evers said there were 521 days “to make it happen” until the next election for governor on November 8, 2022. “And I’m gonna need your help to do it. But I know because of all of you watching tonight, we’re gonna win, so let’s get to work, folks.”

Echoing a phrase used by previous a Wisconsin governor, Evers says his administration is “just getting started” on fixing Wisconsin’s problems.

Evers defeated two-term governor Walker by 29,000 votes in 2018.

He’s starting his campaign two months earlier than he did in the last election. By comparison, Walker began his 2018 campaign 12 months before the election, in November of 2017.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Anonymous

    June 7, 2021 at 1:21 am

    God help us!! Worse governor ever!! Achmed the dead terrorist!!

    • Richad E. Schallert

      June 9, 2021 at 9:33 pm

      Relly? On what basis do you make this judgment. Your opinion is OK, but it is vital that you provide so substantial and specific facts and examples to back up you viewpoint(s)!

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