Harris dodges when asked if she will go to Georgia to campaign for Warnock
Vice President Kamala Harris would not say whether she will travel to Georgia to campaign in the runoff between Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP nominee Herschel Walker.
“I haven’t made a decision yet,” Harris said Tuesday, when asked by a reporter during an international trip to Malaysia if she and President Biden would step down for Warnock, D-Ga. “I’m still trying to figure out what I’ll be doing tomorrow.”
Harris and Biden maintained a relatively low profile ahead of what is widely seen as a successful midterm effort for Democrats. It’s unclear whether either will travel to Peach State before the second round, which is scheduled for Dec. 6.
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Former President Obama, meanwhile, is expected to visit Georgia on December 1. Among the Republicans who have traveled to Georgia since the start of the second round are the senses. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Lindsey Graham, RS.C., as well as Republican National Senate Committee Chairman Rick Scott, R-Fla.
However, Biden and Harris have not yet been to Georgia, nor has former President Trump, who recently announced his 2024 presidential bid.
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The stakes in Georgia are significantly lower than in 2020. Biden remains in the White House and Republicans control the House, so there is no chance of a Democratic trifecta. Additionally, Democrats already have 50 Senate seats locked in, meaning they will remain in the Senate majority no matter what.
If Walker wins, however, that would keep the Senate margin at 50-50 and provide Republicans with more cushion as they seek to prevent Democrats from removing the legislative filibuster.
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It would also force Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to pursue a power-sharing deal that, among other things, gives Republicans equal representation in the committee. This would allow Republicans to slow down legislation and committee nominees in ways they otherwise could not.
Fox News’ Pilar Arias contributed to this report.