Eau Claire (WQOW) – Dana Wachs is dropping out of the race of Wisconsin governor.
“I have spent my life dedicated to serving my neighbors, friends, and the people of the great state of Wisconsin. That commitment led me to run for governor, and it is the same commitment that now requires I stand aside," Wachs said in a statement.
Wachs said he is endorsing Wisconsin State Superintendent Tony Evers for governor.
“Now is the time for unity. Now is the time to fight for Wisconsin’s future. That is why I’m proud to endorse Tony Evers for governor. He is a good man and a tireless advocate for our schools, workers, and families. Wisconsinites clearly agree, since Tony has been elected State Superintendent three times, most recently winning 70 of 72 Wisconsin counties just over one year ago. I believe that Tony will lead Wisconsin with honor and integrity," Wachs said.
Wachs said his work to elect a Democratic governor is not done. He said he is going to continue to work to defeat Walker.
Wachs is the second Democrat to drop out of the race since the Marquette Law School poll was released this week.
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Wachs announced he was running for Wisconsin’s top seat in August of last year.
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The Democratic Party of Wisconsin issued the following statement:
“I want to extend my sincerest thanks to Dana for being a true advocate for our Wisconsin values during his run for governor and during his years of service in the state legislature. In November, Wisconsin voters will have the opportunity to elect a Democratic governor who shares their priorities, and we’re glad Dana will be by our side as we make that vision a reality.”