Walker and Evers are locked in a dead heat, according to Wednesday’s Marquette University Law School poll. Walker leads Evers by a single point — 47 to 46 percent, well within the margin of error.
Pence rallied to push Walker over that threshold today at his stop at a Golf Course and Country Club in Green Bay.
The Vice President drew on the Republican base during the rally, touting Walker’s conservative record over his last two terms.
“Over the last eight years, Gov. Scott Walker has taken on public sector unions and he’s cut taxes for the people of Wisconsin by 8 billion dollars,” Pence says.
In a campaign email today, Evers focused on healthcare. He asked Walker to drop Wisconsin out of a multi-state lawsuit to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He says doing so would threaten Wisconsinites with preexisting conditions.
Pence and Walker also both touched on healthcare today. Walker says, as governor, he’ll protect preexisting conditions. But he has expressed no plans to ask the Department of Justice to drop out ACA repeal lawsuit.
“I will never allow us to not cover preexisting conditions,” Walker says. “We’ll do it not just because it’s personal to me, but because it’s the right thing to do.”
Pence also hit on national headlines to rally his Republican base today. He defended Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court over the weekend.
“Justice Kavanaugh is a principled jurist and a good man, and he going to serve our nation with great distinction,” Pence said.
That’s a statement many Republicans in Wisconsin agree with.
In today’s Marquette poll, more than three quarters of Republican men and two thirds of Republican women said they have a favorable view of Kavanaugh.
Meanwhile, around two thirds of Republican men and women have an unfavorable view of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who testified in front of Congress that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her at a high school gathering in the ‘80s.
The Senate confirmed Kavanaugh on Saturday with the narrowest margin since 1881. They voted 50 to 48, almost totally along party lines.
Election Day is November 6th, which is four weeks away.