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Evers talks solutions in La Crosse

La Crosse, WI (WXOW)  Democratic candidate for Governor Tony Evers is now traveling with a security detail from the State Patrol following a security incident of some kind last weekend.

Evers campaigned in La Crosse on Wednesday and declined comment on the issue, or on the security protections.

Scott Walker, as do most Governors, already receives protection from a State Patrol security detail.

Meanwhile, Evers along with running mate Mandela Barnes focused on education today. The pair were on a school bus tour around the state.

Speaking at a stop at UW-La Crosse, Evers said, “People in Wisconsin want solutions. That’s what Mandela and I do. We’re pragmatists, we solve problems. We’re going to make sure our roads are fixed. Real simple things that people in Wisconsin don’t expect Republicans and Democrats to be fighting about.”

The Evers tour for change tour brought Evers to Dodgeville, Platteville and Stoddard in addition to La Crosse.

The latest Marquette poll shows Evers and Scott Walker in a dead heat with less than one week before the election.

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Scott Hackworth co-anchors the News 19 Six and Ten PM reports. He came to News 19 in 1991.

Scott grew up in Oklahoma and upstate New York. After graduating from Oklahoma State University, he started his broadcasting career as an Associate Producer at KJRH Television in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He went on to become the Weekend Anchor at KSNF Television in Joplin Missouri and from there to a Morning and Noon show anchor position at KCRG Television in Cedar Rapids Iowa.

Scott has been honored by the Associated Press of Wisconsin for Best Series Reporting and was part of the team that put together our September 11th, 2001 coverage that won the Wisconsin Associated Press award for Best Newscast. He has also hosted News 19 Town Hall Meetings that have been honored in a variety of categories.

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