Politics Biden Likely to Stump in Georgia for Senate Runoffs, Aide Says
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Georgia voters now know why former vice president Joe Biden’s team saw the candidate had a realistic, albeit outside, shot at winning in Georgia.He passed on the usual Democratic must-visits. He didn’t dine at Paschal’s soul food restaurant in Atlanta or speak from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s pulpit at Ebenezer Baptist Church. He declined to host a drive-in rally somewhere in Atlanta’s purpling northern suburbs or to make the obligatory social call on former President Jimmy Carter among the peanut fields of Plains.
(Bloomberg) -- President-elect Joe Biden is likely to travel to Georgia to campaign for the two Democratic Senate candidates ahead of the run-off elections in January, his new chief of staff said Sunday.
Ron Klain, whom Biden selected this week to be his top adviser in the White House, said the president-elect plans to campaign before the Jan. 5 votes, which will determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate.
Biden narrowly won the state of Georgia in the presidential election, becoming the first Democrat to win the formerly reliably Republican state since 1996. Control of the Senate has major implications for Biden’s ability to enact his policy priorities.
Kayleigh McEnany calls celebrations for Joe Biden 'superspreader events'
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany called celebrations that occurred for President-elect Joe Biden "superspreader events"Shortly after major news networks projected that Biden would win, backers of the Democrat took the streets around the United States in celebration, honking horns, popping champagne, and gathering at landmarks, including the White House.
Joe Biden at a rally in Atlanta, Georgia, on Oct. 27.
Photographer: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
“We’re going to work hard to help win those Senate seats,” Klain said on Meet the Press. “I think you’ll see the president elect campaign down there as we’re getting closer to Election Day.”
The Democrats, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, advanced to run-offs to face incumbent Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, respectively.
If Democrats win both races there would be a 50-50 tie in the Senate, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris breaking any tie votes.
“We going to put people, money, resources down there to help our two good candidates win,” Klain said. “I’m very hopeful that we can win those seats.”
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