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Biden Will Travel to Georgia to Campaign for Runoff Elections

President-elect Joe Biden will travel to Georgia next week to campaign with Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, hoping to boost the Democratic candidates in runoff elections that could decide the balance of power in the Senate — and with it the fate of his Cabinet and his governing agenda.

Biden’s trip to Atlanta on Tuesday will be his first campaign event since he secured the presidency last month, timed to coincide with the beginning of early voting in Georgia on Monday.

Other than a brief Veterans Day trip to Philadelphia, Biden has not left his home state, Delaware, since having been declared the victor on Nov. 7. He has spent most of the month since then meeting with his transition team to plan for his administration, including the selections of key members of his Cabinet, which will require confirmation by the narrowly divided Senate.

Some decisions are complicated because his team does not yet know whether the fate of potential nominees will rest with a Republican Senate majority led by Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., or an evenly divided body in which Democrats hold a tiebreaking vote in Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Based on the results of November’s elections, the Senate will include at least 50 Republicans, 46 Democrats, and two independents who caucus with the Democrats.

Read the source article at NBC News

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