MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans who helped close the deal to bring the electronics giant Foxconn to the United States are looking to tout their involvement through a new burst of online advertising.
Both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker introduced digital ad campaigns Tuesday. Walker spearheaded the negotiations with Taiwan-based Foxconn and called on Ryan to meet with company officials, who plan to invest $10 billion on a display-panel plant in Ryan’s congressional district in southeast Wisconsin.
Both Ryan and Walker are up for re-election next year. Walker on Friday toured the state to talk about the plant and the 13,000 workers who are to be hired over six years.
Critics have questioned the $3 billion worth of incentives the state is offering and whether Foxconn will follow through on its promises.