Governor candidates make final push on election eve

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DE PERE, Wis. (WBAY) - On the eve of Tuesday's election, candidates made a final pitch to voters.

Scott Walker and Tony Evers

In the race for governor, Republican Scott Walker held an event in De Pere Monday night and Democrat Tony Evers conducted stops in the southern part of the state.

Walker, who met with supporters in De Pere, touted the state's low unemployment rate, saying it's a complete turnaround from when he first took office eight years ago.

"I just think when you look at the numbers out there, it's not only a close election but overwhelmingly the polls show people believe we're heading in the right direction. It did not happen by accident. It could all go away if we screw things up tomorrow," said Walker

A recent poll out of Marquette University shows Walker and Evers tied among likely voters.

Evers on the campaign trail in Janesville denied that taxes will go up if he's elected.

"Of course I don't want to increase gas taxes. Of course I don't. Scott Walker is saying I want to increase the gas tax by a dollar. I never said that, he knows it, it's ridiculous. He's just trying to cover up for his bad record," said Evers.

Evers also criticized Walker on the issue of taxes, especially at the local level.

"Because of his inadequate and frankly failed transportation policy, 20 municipalities have a wheel tax in the state of Wisconsin. That's a Scott Walker tax."

However, Walker says Evers is one who has unfairly attacked him -- on health care.

"I think the biggest thing keeping us from a sizable win right now has been the big lie about pre-existing conditions. We will always, always cover people with pre-existing conditions in this state," said Walker.

Walker tells Action 2 News he voted early.

Evers will vote Tuesday morning with his wife in Madison.



 
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