Allegations that dispute got physical at recent forum
May 22, 2018
[Madison, WI] — As Democrats running for governor struggle to gain traction, Tony Evers lashed out at former candidate and liberal talk show host Mike Crute. According to Crute, at a recent gubernatorial candidate forum Evers became unhinged. “He kept grabbing me so he could keep yelling at me,” Crute said.
Read the full story on the confrontation from Fox6 hereor find excerpts below.
‘Frail grip.’ Democratic candidates for Wisconsin governor get into bizarre confrontation
May 21, 2018
A former Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor says an ex-rival grabbed him with a “frail grip” during a profanity-laden dispute after a recent political forum.
The hour-long event held in Milwaukee last week apparently wasn’t enough time for state schools superintendent Tony Evers and radio station owner Mike Crute to air their disagreements. Instead, a video recording of the event shows the pair confronting each other afterward.
“He kept grabbing me so he could keep yelling at me,” Crute said on his radio station, WRRD/1510 AM. “I didn’t take huge offense to that — frail grip and all that.”
“Wisconsinites deserve an honest, compassionate leader during these turbulent times,” said Maggie Gau, Evers’ campaign manager. “They deserve better than desperate, headline chasing, political stunts.”
Crute didn’t take kindly to Gau’s comments.
“Maggie Gau can kiss my (expletive),” Crute said in an interview. “Quite frankly, I don’t care what she thinks, because I’ll be doing this on the radio long after her candidate’s an also-run in. history.”
“The fact that Democrats are having profanity-filled shout fests about who should remain in the race shows they’re full of anger and short on ideas for how to actually help Wisconsin’s hard-working families,” said Austin Altenburg, a Walker spokesman.
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