Obama to campaign for Warnock before Georgia Senate runoff

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Former President Barack Obama will once again campaign for Sen. Raphael Warnock as the Georgia Democrat faces off against Republican Herschel Walker in a Dec. 6 runoff.

Obama will be returning to the Peach State on Dec. 1, FOX 5 Atlanta reported. The date is significant due to it being the eve of the final day of early in-person voting, which has proven critical to Democrats in recent years.

Obama previously appeared with Warnock in late October during general election early voting.

The runoff was triggered under Georgia law despite Warnock leading Walker by about 36,000 votes in the general election because Warnock fell short of a majority.

Warnock has spent much of his reelection bid aiming for independent voters and moderate Republicans. Obama is the only significant national Democrat who has campaigned for Warnock in person.

Republicans have tried to frame the race as a national referendum on the two parties, tying Warnock to President Biden and historically high inflation.... (Read more)