MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) -- It'll be roughly fifteen months before Wisconsinites cast their votes for who will be their next governor. However, one declared candidate took time today to get his message out.
Democrat Bob Harlow made an appearance at the Dunn County Fair in Menomonie on Saturday.
Democrat Bob Harlow made an appearance at the Dunn County Fair in Menomonie on Saturday. During his appearance, the recent Stanford university graduate said he has severe reservations on the recent agreement between the state and the manufacturing giant Foxconn.
"The Foxconn deal is basically paying for them to build their plant, to a large extent," Harlow said to WEAU 13 News on Saturday. "Then, it's all going to be robotized. All the profits are going to flow out to shareholders in Taiwan. So, I don't think that's a good deal for the people of Wisconsin.
"We've been moving in the wrong direction for too long. We've seen our democracy erode. We have seen policies that are working for the rich and the powerful and not the people of this country. As a result, I think people feel that we're moving in the wrong direction."
Harlow is one of two Democrats to officially announce their candidacy – the other, being Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronik.
Six Democratic candidates have created committees for a potential run against incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker.