Walker sends open letter to opponent Tony Evers

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – Governor Scott Walker sent an open letter to his opponent Tony Evers alleging plagiarism.

Governor Walker responded to questions about his letter during a campaign visit in Eau Claire on Thursday. Walker met with small business leaders, announcing his endorsement from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Political Action Committee. Walker sent the letter, calling out Evers for seven instances of plagiarism in budget requests he submitted as the head of Wisconsin’s Education Department.

Walker asked Evers in the letter to explain to students, “Why should you not face the same consequences they would as a result of your plagiarism?”

Walker also mentioned the irony in Evers campaign help from Joe Biden, who is scheduled to come next week.

“A lot of people might not remember this, but Joe Biden dropped out of the presidential election in 1988, because of a plagiarism scandal,” Walker said. “You can’t make this stuff up. Tony Evers is now bringing Jo Biden to campaign with him, even though Jo Biden had one of the largest plagiarism scandals in the history of American politics.”

Evers said the source of material in question should have been cited in the budgets, and the Department of Public Instruction staff responsible will be admonished and required to undergo training. Evers said he would take the same approach with a student and not expel them.

Shannon Hoyt

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