MADISON – Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers said this week that he raised more than $ 2.5 million in the first month of the post-primary match-up against the incumbent Gov Scott Walker.

News about fundraising came the same day that Evers' running mate, Mandela Barnes, was criticized for comments about Trump supporters.

During a candidate forum on Wednesday in Milwaukee, Barnes told the audience that the race is based on convincing the Wisconsinites who voted for former President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, but did not come to the polls in 2016 to vote for former minister of Foreign Affairs Hillary Clinton, who did not campaign in Wisconsin after the president's presidential election.