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Republicans Are Focusing on a New Economic Threat: ESG Scores

  • Part of growing anti-grading movement in Republican Party
  • GOP could push to limit it if it wins back control of Congress
Blake Masters speak during an Election Night Party in Chandler, Arizona, on Aug. 2.

Blake Masters speak during an Election Night Party in Chandler, Arizona, on Aug. 2.

Photographer: Ash Ponders/Bloomberg

To Blake Masters, the newly minted Republican Senate nominee in Arizona, ESG scores are an existential threat to the US economy along with inflation -- an issue worth campaigning on as ardently as securing the border, preventing voter fraud and challenging Big Tech.

“They represent a further merger of government and corporation,” Masters said, comparing ESG scores to the tactics of the Chinese Communist Party in a statement to Bloomberg Government on Wednesday. “These scores have absolutely no place in our country.”