COLUMBUS, Ohio - President Joe Biden wants to put the spotlight on a rare bipartisan down payment on U.S. manufacturing when he visits Ohio on Friday for the groundbreaking of a new Intel computer chip facility.Biden heads to suburban Columbus to take a victory lap just as voters in the state are starting to tune in to a closely contested Senate race between Democratic Rep.
Tim Ryan and Republican author and venture capital executive JD Vance. They're competing in a former swing state that has trended Republican over the last decade.FILE - U.S.
President Joe Biden (C) is joined by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo (R) and Intel CEO Patrick Gelsinger to announce that Intel will spend $20 billion to build the world's biggest chipmaking hub in Ohio in the South Court Auditorium of t Intel had delayed groundbreaking on the $20 billion plant until Congress passed the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act.
Both Ryan and Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, who is facing Democrat Nan Whaley in his reelection bid, plan to be at Friday's groundbreaking.In his State of the Union address last March, Biden envisioned the Intel plant as a model for a U.S.