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Republicans Say Democratic Governor Could Block Foxconn

Some Democratic Candidates For Governor Have Said They Want To Redo Or Block The Deal

Foxconn sign
Kin Cheung/AP Photo

Republican state lawmakers are raising concerns that a Democratic governor could jeopardize a recently signed $3 billion deal with Foxconn Technology Group.

Chairmen of the Legislature’s jobs and economic development committees on Tuesday said in a statement that electing a Democrat as governor puts the Foxconn contract at risk.

Democratic candidates for governor have spoken out against the Foxconn deal, which Gov. Scott Walker signed with company officials earlier this month. Democrats have said the cost is too high for taxpayers, and some candidates have said they want to redo it or block it.

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Sen. Dan Feyen and Rep. Adam Neylon, both Republicans, say in the joint statement that “Democrats are so desperate to score a few cheap political points” they’re willing to undermine the deal.