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Democrat’s hope to beat Walker is former teacher

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tony Evers will try to capitalize on his even-keeled demeanor and background in education as a former teacher, superintendent and now state schools chief to do something no Democrat has been able to achieve in 28 years — beat Scott Walker.

Evers won Wisconsin’s eight-person primary Tuesday and immediately finds himself trailing in fundraising and name ID to Walker. The Republican is seeking a third term after returning to Wisconsin following his failed run for president in 2016.

Walker has not lost an election in Wisconsin since his first run for the state Assembly as a 22-year-old in 1990. He’s been in elected office since 1993.

Democrats are optimistic this year represents the best shot they’ve ever had at taking out Walker as polls show a favorable climate.

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