Trump, Biden have Georgia on their minds with control of Senate at stake

Stakes are high for Republicans and Democrats as runoff elections get under way in Georgia

05 January 2021 - 18:37 By Nathan Layne and Joseph Ax

Control of the US Senate — and with it the ability to block or advance Democratic president-elect Joe Biden’s agenda — was on the line in a pair of runoff elections in Georgia on Tuesday, after a dizzying campaign that shattered spending and early turnout records.

Republican senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are trying to hold off Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff, a documentary filmmaker, and the Rev Raphael Warnock, a pastor at a historic Black church in Atlanta, in a state Biden narrowly carried on November 3...

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