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Wisconsin congressional Democrats target Trump trade war

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Posted at 9:50 AM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 10:50:23-04

MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin's three Democratic members of Congress said President Donald Trump's trade war with China is hurting the state's farmers, businesses and families.

Reps. Gwen Moore, of Milwaukee, Ron Kind, of La Crosse, and Mark Pocan, of Black Earth, released the statement Monday. They also say Trump's tax changes have not benefited working families as promised.

Wisconsin is expected to be one of the most fiercely contested states in next year's election because Trump barely carried it in 2016 and polls show voters remain deeply divided.

Moore, Kind and Pocan said Trump's trade war with China is increasing the likelihood of a recession. They said Wisconsin farmers, manufacturers and small businesses are struggling.

A spokesman for the Wisconsin Republican Party did not immediately return a message seeking comment.