Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Neumann says he’ll call for a state waiver from the federal health care reforms enacted by Congress this year, if he’s elected in November.
The former Congressman Neumann delivered more than 25,000 petition signatures to Governor Doyle’s office on Monday, calling for action to prevent federal health care reforms from taking effect in Wisconsin. As a small business owner, Neumann says he fully understands the impact of “Obamacare” and how it will drive businesses and jobs out of the state.
Neumann also talked with reporters about the implications of the state GOP convention this past weekend, where Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker won the Republican Party’s endorsement. Neumann says he doesn’t regret his call for delegates not to consider him and it should be up to the people of Wisconsin to decide in September who will be the nominee.
Neumann says he’s also not surprised the chairman of the state GOP is predicting Walker will win the nomination, although he doesn’t agree. He says he’s the outsider in this race and believes voters will go with someone outside of government.