Joe Biden and Kamala Harris heading to Georgia ahead of Senate runoffs

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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will campaign in Georgia this weekend ahead of the two Georgia runoffs that will decide which party controls the Senate, the transition team announced Wednesday.

Harris will head out to the Peach State Sunday, stumping for the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Savannah.

Biden will then return to Georgia on Monday — the second time since his November victory — holding a rally in Atlanta.

Representatives for the transition did not provide further details on the plans.

All eyes have focused on two Senate battles in Georgia, both with GOP incumbents. The current balance of the Senate is 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats, meaning that whichever way these two seats go will decide which party controls the upper chamber of Congress.

If Democrats were to win both seats and keep the body evenly split, tie votes would be broken by Harris in her capacity as vice president.

The first race pits Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) against Warnock, the senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where civil rights icon Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached.

Loeffler was not elected to her seat; she was appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to fill the vacancy left by Sen. Johnny Isakson, who resigned in December due to health concerns.

The second race pits Democrat Ossoff against Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.).

When the two went head to head during the Nov. 3 election, Perdue was unable to reach the 50 percent threshold required by the state in order to declare a winner. Perdue led Ossoff 49.7 percent to 48 percent.

As a result, the race was sent to a runoff.

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