State Rep. Dana Wachs
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Rep. Dana Wachs Says Foxconn Contracts Already Going Out of State

"I’ve had it with Gov. Walker’s special-interest politics. He works for us, not for Foxconn."

By - Mar 20th, 2018 03:17 pm

EAU CLAIRE – Today, Rep. Dana Wachs, a Democratic candidate for governor, called out Gov. Scott Walker’s $4.5 billion Foxconn scam following news that three major contracts for the planned factory were awarded to companies from Colorado, Rhode Island, and Vienna, Austria:

“So much for creating an ‘economic boom’ in Wisconsin. We learned today that Foxconn selected two companies from out of state and one company from outside of the country to build their new factory funded with our tax dollars. That’s nothing to brag about and I guess that’s why Gov. Walker isn’t talking about it right now.

“We should be creating new good-paying jobs for Wisconsinites at Wisconsin-based companies. When we ask Wisconsin taxpayers to open their checkbooks to fund a project, the money should go to companies based in Wisconsin that are going to create jobs that will stick around for the long-run.

“I’ve had it with Gov. Walker’s special-interest politics. He works for us, not for Foxconn.”

Rep. Wachs serves on the board of directors for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) where he fought the governor’s efforts to give billions of dollars in Wisconsin taxpayer money away to a foreign company. More information on Rep. Wachs’ positions is available at

Wachs for Wisconsin

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