Biden is more “cutting the ribbon” in South Korea, advertising Hyundai’s new $ 5.5 billion promise to build an electric car plant in Georgia, boosting Gov. Brian Kemp a few days before his Trump-backed primaries against Purdue.
- President Joe Biden will begin his final day in Seoul with an announcement by Korean automaker Hyundai that it is investing $ 5.5 billion in Georgia
- In total, Hyundai’s fresh investment in the United States will be $ 11 billion, a senior White House spokesman said.
- While this is a victory for Georgia’s Democratic Senators John Osawa and Raphael Warnack, it also gives a boost to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp
- Kemp to face Trump-backed former senator David Purdue in Republican primary on Tuesday
President Joe Biden will begin his final day in Seoul by advertising Korean automaker Hyundai’s announcement that it is investing $ 5.5 billion in building a plant for the production of electric cars and batteries in Georgia.
Overall, Hyundai’s fresh investment in the United States will be $ 11 billion, a senior White House spokesman said during a call Sunday morning, with another $ 5.7 billion going to advanced automotive technology.
While a high-ranking official praised the work of two full-time Democratic senators, John Osaf and Rafael Warnak, who helped make the deal, it was also a victory for Georgian Gov. Brian Kemp, who is in the vote Tuesday.
Kemp is challenged by former Republican Senator David Purdue, backed by former President Donald Trump, after Kemp allowed Biden to win the 2020 election in Peach.
President Joe Biden will begin his final day in Seoul, advertising an ad by Korean automaker Hyundai that it is investing $ 5.5 billion in building an electric car plant in Georgia. In the photo, he makes a toast during Saturday’s state dinner with Korean President Yoon Suk Yol
Purdue lost his seat in the Senate to Osaf in a pair of second rounds on January 5, 2021, as a result of which control of the Senate was transferred to the Democrats.
However, Trump backed him by denying Friday a “fake story” from which he declined Purdue’s bid.
“I’m with David all the time because Brian Kemp was the worst governor in the country for fair elections!” Trump posted on his website on the social networks Truth Social.
On Friday, when Biden was in Seoul, Hyundai Motor Company President Jay Chang was standing next to Kemp at a factory building near Savannah.
A year ago, Georgia and local government partners spent $ 61 million to buy a plot of land where the plant will be built.
Kemp called the investment “the largest economic development project in the history of our state.”
“We are proud to welcome Hyundai Motor Group to Georgia as we work together to create an innovative future,” he said.
It is expected that about 8,000 American jobs will be created as part of this event.
On the eve of Tuesday’s primaries, Kemp opened a significant lead over Purdue.
In a Fox News poll on Wednesday, Kemp, who is vying for a second term, scored 32 points for the Perdue leader who supports Trump.
The winner of the Republican primaries will meet with Democrat Stacey Abrams in the November vote.
Kemp defeated Abrams by a small margin in Georgia’s 2018 gubernatorial election.