If Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers thought he was going to get a honeymoon period after winning the Democratic nomination for governor, the Republican Party of Wisconsin quickly ended that. They released an ad attacking Evers right after his victory was announced.

The ad refers to the case of Andy Harris and the Middleton school district. Evers failed to take away the teaching license of Harris after he was caught sharing pornographic images with his fellow teachers on the school computer during school hours. Evers claimed he was unable to act against Harris even after the legislature gave him the authority to do so.

“Tony Evers is unfit to be governor after repeatedly siding with unions over families in failing to revoke the licenses of teachers who spread pornography in schools and made sexually inappropriate remarks about young girls,” said Mark Morgan, Executive Director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin. “His ongoing failed leadership shows that we can’t trust Evers to act in the best interest of our state.”

The ad says:

“A teacher viewed and shared pornographic material at school. Tony Evers knew about it.

“The same teacher made sexual remarks about the bodies of middle school girls. Evers knew that too. 

“Yet despite calls from parents and school officials, Tony Evers sided with the union and refused to revoke the teacher’s license.

“As Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Evers is supposed to keep our children safe. But he didn’t.”