Walker calls himself 'education governor,' launches new ad touting his record

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker is calling himself an "education governor," launching a new ad touting his record and setting a goal to make Wisconsin's high school graduation rates the highest in the country.

The moves come as Walker tries to blunt attacks from his 10 Democratic opponents. All of them have made criticism of the two-term Republican incumbent's education record central to their campaigns against him.

Walker tells The Associated Press that he's not ceding any ground on the issue of education. Walker says, "We firmly believe we've got the case to be made that I'm an education governor."

Wisconsin Democratic Party spokesman TJ Helmstetter says Walker has put politics above public schools and voters will see through his attempt to "rewrite history."

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