Not stated directly, but it would probably help him out.
Implied by Tim Skubick, and more directly stated by a commenter; “Snyder is a Republican, so he will not get the $250 million for the customs plaza necessary to complete his end-around bridge play.” Tim says:
Can’t you see it now? The governor shows up with shovel in hand, let’s say in October, one month before the election, for the launch of the bridge project. He could boast – although he says he does not take credit – that 20,000 jobs are being created with a whole host of them aimed at union workers in vote-rich southeast Michigan.
The Democrats want this state back. And even though Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder has ‘progressed’ their goals in many ways, he still wears the R flag, and is by association to it; the enemy.
A solution of course, would be for Mr Snyder to own up to his meandering left of center on so many issues, and simply switch.
There is an old joke that goes something like this:
Once upon a time, there was a snake who at the end of a path wanted to cross a river. The river was raging, and it looked hopeless.
Along came a horse down the path, looking to cross that river. The snake said “HEY! Could you help a brother out?”
The horse was accommodating. He carried that snake across that river safely to the other side, where he dismounted and promptly bit the horse.
The horse was dumbfounded. “Why did you bite me?” he asked.
The snake replied “I’m a snake, stupid.”
Indeed, as one might trust those who are recipients of favor, there is a fairly consistent expectation that simply feeding an alligator wont protect you when he is hungry again. In this case of carrying the snake, its in his nature to bite.