President-elect Joe Biden and President Donald Trump will be running dueling campaigns in Georgia on Monday, the eve of two crucial runoff elections in the southern state’s Senate.
78-year-old Biden announced Wednesday that he would be traveling to the Georgian capital, Atlanta, to campaign for Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.
Trump, 74, had previously announced that he would be in the town of Dalton on Monday evening to support Republican candidates, incumbent Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.
Tuesday’s runoff election with Ossoff versus Perdue and Warnock versus Loeffler will determine which party has control of the Senate.
Both races are closely related to polls that put the contestants neck to neck.
Republicans currently have 50 Senate seats, and winning just one of the races in Georgia will give them a majority and an opportunity to stall Biden’s agenda after he takes office on Jan. 20.
If Democrats win the two Senate seats, they will also have 50 seats plus a Vice President, Kamala Harris, who can cast votes.
Harris will visit the Georgian city of Savannah on Sunday to promote Ossoff and Warnock.
Georgia was reliably Republican, but Biden narrowly defeated Trump there in the November 3 presidential election, making it the first Democrat to win the state since Bill Clinton in 1992.
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