Humphries alleged Wednesday that another candidate, Lowell Holtz, offered to drop out in exchange for a promise of a $150,000-a-year job in a potential Humphries administration, plus a driver and vast power to break up or take over urban school districts.
“This is a massive power grab,” Evers’ campaign said.
Humphries also charged that Holtz offered some of the same things to him in hopes of persuading Humphries to get out.
Humphries said he declined. Holtz disputed some aspects of Humphries’ claims.
To try to back up his claim, Humphries made public a document he says Holtz gave him at a meeting convened in December at the behest of business people who wanted to see the pair cooperate as they vied to take on Evers.