Obama To Rally Virtually For GA Senate Candidates

The Washington Post reports:

Former president Barack Obama will try to boost the fortunes of the two Democratic Senate runoff candidates in Georgia with an appearance Friday at a virtual get-out-the-vote rally.

The event comes in advance of a Dec. 7 voter registration deadline in the state for those who want to participate in the twin runoff elections on Jan. 5 that will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. Democrat Jon Ossoff faces Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), while Democrat Raphael Warnock faces Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.).

Others scheduled to join Friday’s virtual event include voting-rights activist and former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Rep.-elect Nikema Williams, who has served as chairwoman of the Georgia Democratic Party.