Harris traveling to Georgia to campaign for Ossoff and Warnock Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 28, 2021

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris will travel to Columbus, Georgia to campaign for Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, her team said in a statement late on Sunday.

“On Monday, December 21, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will receive the President’s Daily Brief. After, Vice President-elect Harris will travel to Columbus, Georgia to campaign on behalf of Jon Ossoff, Rev. Raphael Warnock, and the Democratic ticket in the January 5 runoffs,” the statement read.

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Last Tuesday, President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. urged Georgians to turn out in record numbers and elect Democratic senate candidates Jon Ossoff and and Raphael Warnock in the January 5, 2020, runoffs “so that it’s not even close.”

The runoffs will decide the balance of power in the U.S. Senate where the Democrats have 48 seats and the Republicans have 50.

If the Democrats were to win the two seats next month, Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris will be able to break the tie and give control of the Senate to the Democrats.

“I know what what we can do. I know what this country is capable of. I know the future we can build together,” Biden said in remarks in Atlanta, adding “Now it’s time to send Jon and Raphael to Washington to help me get it done.”

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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