Washington – US president-elect Joe Biden will next week jump into the fiery US Senate campaigns in Georgia, two contests that could help push his legislative agenda through Congress if Democrats win both seats.
Biden will head to Atlanta on Tuesday to campaign for Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev Raphael Warnock ahead of the January 5 run-off election just weeks before he is set to be sworn into the presidency on January 20.
Democrats, who will maintain control of the US House ofRepresentatives, need both Georgia seats to take control of the upper chamber with 50 seats of the Senate’s 100 seats and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris wielding the tie-breaking vote.
Ossoff and Warnock are challenging current Republican US Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler after both lawmakers failed to obtain voter majorities in last month’s general US election that saw Biden defeat Republican President Donald Trump.
Biden’s narrow victory in Georgia has given Democrats hope despite Republican’s 20-year hold on the state’s Senate seats and gaining just one other Republican Senate seat in the November 3 election.