FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker arrives to deliver his state of the state address at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. Walker faces Democratic challenger Tony Evers in the November election. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Wisconsin's tight governor's race puts Walker on defensive

September 02, 2018 - 9:17 am

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's tight race for governor is putting Republican Gov. Scott Walker on the defensive about his record on education, roads and health care.

Meanwhile, his Democratic challenger Tony Evers faces accusations he mismanaged his duties as the state schools chief.

Arguments in the race are coalescing just as millions more in television advertising is about to be unleashed.

The argument from Walker supporters made on the airwaves so far focuses on Evers' job as state superintendent the past nine years.

Evers says that it's time for a change "after nearly eight years of Scott Walker dividing and conquering, breaking his promises, and putting his political ambitions before us."

Walker says he's delivered on his promises to cut taxes, improve education and lower health care costs.