NRA campaign ad mispronounces name of Walker opponent Evers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The National Rifle Association mispronounces the name of Gov. Scott Walker’s Democratic opponent in its first ad of the campaign .

Walker faces state superintendent Tony Evers Nov. 6. His last name rhymes with weavers. In the ad, the narrator repeatedly refers to him as Tony EH’-vers.

Liberal group One Wisconsin Now obtained a copy of the ad Friday. It says the buy is $740,000 in Green Bay, Wausau and La Crosse.

The narrator says “When Tony Evers (EH’-vers) speaks, it can be boring, even sleepy.”

It then says what Evers says can be “dangerous” because he supports rigorous background checks for gun buyers, a state gun owners registry.

NRA spokeswoman Amy Hunter says the association’s vendor recalled the spot within an hour and has sent a corrected version to stations.

Associated Press

Associated Press

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
43°
Menomonie
Chetek
39°
Durand
46°
Ladysmith
41°
Neillsville
36°
Rice Lake
40°
New Richmond
42°
Black River Falls
43°
Medford
30°
River Falls
43°
Duluth
42°
Green Bay
39°
La Crosse
46°
Madison
42°
Milwaukee
46°
Twin Cities
45°
Weather Outlook: Fall colors include red, orange, yellow….. and white

Weather Outlook: Fall colors include red, orange, yellow….. and white

We had a blanket of snow on some of our trees yesterday. There is chances for more in the forecast,

Connect With WQOW
Top Stories

UPDATE: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Sheriff Michael Brennan said Erik Fryman, 39, and his kids 3, 6 and 9-years-old died. The mom, Cari Mews, 29,

NEW: Missing Mondovi man found dead Wednesday afternoon

According to Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson, the department is looking or Nathan D. Kummer who was reported missing by

UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Boyd

Boyd's fire chief told News 18 crews were digging up a leaking water line at Double D's Saloon and workers

Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire

A convicted sex offender living in Eau Claire is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a

UPDATE: Middleton shooter was employee of business where he opened fire

The Middlelton Police department sent a phone message to residents about an active shooter.

Scroll to top
Skip to content