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Foxconn selects company with close ties to Walker

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MADISON (AP) - Foxconn Technology Group has selected a company led by a Republican megadonor with close ties to Gov. Scott Walker to develop the master plan for its massive campus in Wisconsin.

Foxconn announced Monday that it chose Hammes Company to be the lead developer on the project that will house a display-screen factory on a campus spread over 2,900 acres (1173.61 hectares).

Hammes is led by Jon Hammes, Walker's campaign finance chairman for his re-election bid. He also served in that role during Walker's 2015 presidential run.

Hammes is part owner of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks and has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Republicans and causes over the years.

Hammes says his Milwaukee-based company will work with Foxconn to plan and develop the site.

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