Tony Evers, Sen. Tammy Baldwin rally in Madison ahead of Tuesday's election

U.S. Sen.Tammy Baldwin expressed confidence in beating state Sen. Leah Vukmir at a rally in Madison Monday night, the eve of the election.

Baldwin then introduced Tony Evers as "the next Governor of Wisconsin," to a crowd of supporters.

Monday was Tony Evers' 67th birthday. He made it clear the best gift will be a win on Tuesday. The crowd started off by singing him happy birthday.

"Thank you, so much," he said. "That was beautiful. I want you to know we're going to spend every single day in office making sure we bring people of Wisconsin the healthcare they need, the good education they need, the good infrastructure they need, and the protection of natural resources."

Evers went on to criticize Gov. Scott Walker. 

"He spent eight years trying to divide us, but he has not conquered us," Evers said. "It's time for change."

Evers talked about the need to boost the University of Wisconsin System and K-12 education.

"I've already prepared my budget for the next two years, it's going to have a $1.5 billion increase for K-12 education, and we're going to help the kids who struggle the most," he said. "I also have already promised I will not raise taxes. We will work together to come up with solutions."

Then, as Evers was about to leave the stage, he was presented with a surprise birthday cake.

"Oh wow!" he said in shock, as someone in the crowd yelled for him to make a wish.

"What the hell, we're going to win tomorrow!" he said as he blew out the candles on the cake.

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