Democrat Tony Evers Wins 8-Way Race to Challenge Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

August 15, 2018 AT 8:35 AM

By Patrick Marley and Molly Beck

Tony Evers won an eight-way Democratic primary Tuesday, setting up a November showdown between the state's education chief and GOP Gov. Scott Walker. 

"We’re going to win because we're going to hold Scott Walker accountable for his reign of terror," Evers told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel shortly after the Associated Press called the race for him based on unofficial returns. 

Walker handily won his own primary against a political unknown, Sun Prairie businessman Robert Meyer, who raised just $270 in the first half of the year.

In a string of posts on Twitter, Walker touted the state's record-low unemployment rate, his cuts to income taxes and property taxes, and his program to shore up premiums for those who buy insurance through Affordable Care Act marketplaces,

"Wisconsin is working — and we are moving the state forward with our bold reforms that are having a positive impact across the state," Walker wrote.

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