By Collin Roth
Non-partisan incumbent candidate for State Superintendent Tony Evers held a fundraiser in Milwaukee on Wednesday night at the Hyatt Regency Hotel with special guest Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
Evers, who has been raising campaign money from the left-wing ActBlue website, is openly courting Democrats in his bid for second term as State Superintendent.
In 2012, Evers purchased mailing lists and software from the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and attempted to raise money off of an interview by what he labeled “the right-wing Education Action Group” after a reporter asked him about his endorsement of a radical Left-wing off-shoot of Voces de la Frontera.
Also in attendance at Evers’ fundraiser was State Senator Chris Larson, who like Mayor Barrett and Superintendent Evers is openly hostile to school choice and recent efforts to expand the program.
Superintendent Tony Evers has openly opposed school reforms and stood with Democratic lawmakers and the teachers union the last two years. Evers participated in protests of Governor Walker’s collective bargaining reforms, called the expansion of school choice “morally wrong,” and signed a petition to recall Governor Scott Walker.
Superintendent Tony Evers will face Rep. Don Pridemore on April 2, 2013 for a four-year term as State Superintendent.