President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have announced that they will visit Atlanta, Georgia next week. The visit will follow-up on the recently passed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.
"These are two places where he of course talked about the importance of delivering on the promise of getting every American the $2,000 checks when he campaigned in Georgia in December, so that’s a place where that message really resonated with the people of the state, and where it was amplified to the public," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.
"But it’s a place also close to his heart. But this is just the beginning of the travel."
Georgia has become a landmark state for the Biden administration and the entire Democratic Party. In November, Biden made history when he became the first Democrat to win the state since Bill Clinton. Then, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff swayed the balance of power within the United States Senate. Most recently, organizers within the state have called out legislators for propelling legislature that will suppress marginalized voters.
Moving forward, Georgia will remain at the center of Democratic efforts. Within the next year, Sen. Raphael Warnock will fight to keep his seat in the Senate and maintain Democratic power in Congress. In recent weeks, former Reps. Doug Collins and Kelly Loeffler have teased the idea of running against Warnock. More recently, former President Donald Trump has floated the idea of Herschel Walker running for Senate.
“Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the legendary Herschel Walker ran for the United States Senate in Georgia? He would be unstoppable, just like he was when he played for the Georgia Bulldogs, and in the NFL,” Trump said.
Also, Stacey Abrams has floated the idea of running against Brian Kemp for governor. Though, she has yet to officially her name in the race. In the meantime, Biden and Harris will cement their presence in the Peach State next Friday.
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