Obama, Trump to hold rallies, virtual events in preparation for Georgia runoffs

by Jenny Mount · Dec 4th, 2020 4:19 pm

Last Updated Dec 5th, 2020 at 9:19 pm

President Trump, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Vice President Mike Pence are all set to hold rallies to campaign for their respective candidates in the two Senate runoff elections in Georgia on January 5, which will determine if Republicans will hold a majority in the chamber.

Presidential candidate Joe Biden tweeted on Friday, urging people who are not registered to vote in Georgia to do so by Monday's deadline.

Ron Klain, Biden's selected White House chief of staff if he should take office, said Biden plans to campaign in Georgia before the runoff elections.

Democrats must win both of Georgia's runoffs to make it a 50-50 Senate. If that happens, Biden's running mate Kamala Harris will be the tie-breaking vote.

Former President Barack Obama will hold a virtual rally with Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock.

"With early voting starting December 14, Friday's event with President Obama, Rev. Warnock, and Stacey Abrams will inspire this historic statewide movement to generate record-shattering turnout so we can end this COVID crisis, deliver affordable health care for all Georgians, and pass a new Civil Rights Act," Ossoff said.

Pence will be joining candidates Kelly Loeffler and Sen. David Perdue for a "Defend the Majority Rally" in Savannah.

"We need the great state of Georgia to defend the majority and the road to a Senate Republican majority goes straight through the state of Georgia," Pence said to a crowd last month.

President Trump will headline a rally on Saturday evening at the airport in Valdosta, promoting it in a tweet on Friday.


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