Evers and Michels add political firepower to campaigns

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) — Wisconsin’s gubernatorial race is tight, and each candidate is bringing in big names to help them rise to the top.

“You need to go out and vote for my friend, Governor Tony Evers,” former President Barack Obama said in a new TV ad.

“Thirteen days left. This thing is tied. Dead end. Whoever works the hardest on the stretch is going to win, and I can tell you that’s what’s happening,” the Virginia governor said, Glenn Youngkin, winning Tim Michels in Green Bay.

Evers announced television and radio ads last week featuring President Obama, addressing the topics of public education funding, voting rights and access to abortion.

On Wednesday, Michels visited residents of Waukesha and Green Bay. He brought in someone who looks a lot like him: Virginia Governor Youngkin. Both were businessmen when they decided to run for governor, and Michels now hopes to achieve the same result as Youngkin: Win.

Youngkin likes Michels’ chances. “One of the great things about Tim is that he understands what it means to chart a course to bring people together, set milestones and get results. It’s about promises made, promises kept, and I just think that ‘There has been an erosion of trust in career politicians on the left and liberal side,’ Youngkin said.

“He’s a bold leader,” praised Michels. “He proved in Virginia that bold leadership can make a difference. He made the education reform. He made a tax reform. Those are two of the things I’m going to do. I’m going to put more money in people’s pockets here in Wisconsin. We are going to lower crime and we are going to provide better educational options for parents and their sons and daughters.

Governor Evers will spend Friday in northeastern Wisconsin from morning until late afternoon to meet with supporters and encourage voting on his “Doing the Right Thing” bus tour, and his campaign says that he will make another even longer swing through the zone next Wednesday.

Early voting in Wisconsin is already underway.

Action 2 News will have full coverage of the candidates and issues of the “Your Voice, Your Vote” election specials starting Monday, October 31 at 6:30 p.m.

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