Gov. Evers weighs in on 2020 candidates rhetoric, messaging

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MADISON (WKOW) — Days after Democratic governors raised concerns over President Trump’s reelection, Gov. Tony Evers says he hopes the tone of the party will shift towards the issues and away from differences. 

Evers comments come after attending the National Governors Association meeting where several governors sounded the alarm on Presidential candidates’ rhetoric and worried the party is losing it’s messaging. 

I think the Democratic governors believe pragmatism does have to rule the discussion, we all ran on issues that were basic to the people we represent,” said Evers.

A majority of issues Democrats ran on in 2018 centered around health care and the economy. Tuesday’s Democratic Presidential debate showed a policy divide as moderate candidates argued health care proposals from Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren go too far. Which some political insiders believe could help President Trump.

“Our hopes as governors I believe is that it is not necessary that we cringe at the conversations that are happening in the party that’s good for democracy … at the end of the day the people came together around some basic issues and values,” said Evers.

The second round of presidential debates kicks off Wednesday night at 7 p.m. on CNN.

Emilee Fannon

Emilee Fannon

Capital Bureau Chief

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