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Soglin to Declare Next Week

Matt Flynn said he may sue to end the Foxconn contract.

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Jan. 2, 2018, 10:46 a.m.

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin (D) “said he plans to make a formal announcement the second week in January.” (Wisconsin State Journal) He told supporters he planned “to formally announce my candidacy for governor of Wisconsin.” (Facebook)

“Soglin, at 72, and [former state Rep. Kelda] Roys (D), 38, are the oldest and youngest of the nine best-known candidates. Seven of the Democrats are Baby Boomers, while Roys and union firefighter head Mahlon Mitchell, 40, come from the tail end of Generation X. Democrats have long bemoaned not having enough young candidates, while the face of the Republican Party in recent years has been dominated by politicians in their 40s.” (AP)

FEELIN’ FLYNN. “Milwaukee attorney Matt Flynn describes himself as a conservative when it comes to just one thing: handling the state’s finances. … He argued Walker has not been a good steward of the state’s money, pointing in particular to the governor’s refusal to accept the federal Medicaid expansion and his rejection of federal dollars for a Madison-to-Milwaukee high speed rail line. Flynn also cited Walker’s spearheading and approval of a $3 billion incentive package to lure Taiwanese electronics company Foxconn to the southeastern part of the state. … No Democratic candidates have come out in support of the deal, but Flynn said he would start litigation to break the contract, if necessary.” (Madison Capital Times)

FOR THE RECORD. The state subsidy to Foxconn could be as high as $4.1 billion. (Urban Milwaukee)

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