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Pence to campaign in Georgia with Loeffler and Perdue on Friday

Pence to campaign in Georgia with Loeffler and Perdue on Friday
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Vice President Pence will campaign in Georgia on Friday alongside Sens. David PerdueDavid PerdueNikki Haley unveils PAC ahead of possible 2024 White House bid McConnell has said he thinks Trump committed impeachable offenses: report Trump's legacy is discord and division MORE (R-Ga.) and Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerNikki Haley unveils PAC ahead of possible 2024 White House bid McConnell has said he thinks Trump committed impeachable offenses: report Top Republican congressional aide resigns, rips GOP lawmakers who objected to Biden win MORE (R-Ga.) ahead of a high stakes runoff election in January.

Pence will partake in a bus tour in the Peach State that includes two rallies. One will take place in Canton, which is located in conservative Cherokee County, and another will be held in Gainesville, which is located in conservative Hall County. Both events are billed as a "Defend the Majority Rally."

The vice president's travel will mark the first instance of the White House throwing its weight behind Perdue and Loeffler in the elections that will determine control of the U.S. Senate. Based on this month's election results, Republicans will hold 50 seats to Democrats' 48 seats in the next session of Congress.

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Perdue will face Jon Ossoff (D), while Loeffler will be on the ballot against Rev. Raphael Warnock (D).

The runoff elections are scheduled for Jan. 5.

Republicans have been forced to navigate a rhetorical minefield in explaining the importance of the Georgia elections to supporters. Under the Biden administration, Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSenate majority offers Biden new avenues on Trump environmental rollbacks Empire State Building lights on eve of Biden inauguration to honor COVID-19 victims READ: Harris letter resigning from Senate ahead of inauguration MORE would cast the tie-breaking vote if Democrats win the two Georgia seats to make the Senate a 50-50 split.

But President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE has refused to concede even though Joe BidenJoe BidenWoman accused of trying to sell Pelosi laptop to Russians arrested Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Trump moves to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil MORE is projected to be president-elect, and most Republicans, including Loeffler and Perdue, have been careful not to say Biden has won. The Trump campaign has filed multiple lawsuits, including in Georgia, but they have either been dismissed or will not alter the results.

It's unclear if Trump will visit Georgia at any point to boost the two senators. Other Republicans have already been making the rounds in the state, including Sens. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonGOP senators wrestle with purging Trump from party Officials brace for second Trump impeachment trial Booker: It would be 'constitutionally dangerous' not to conduct full Trump impeachment trial MORE (Ark.), Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioFlorida Republicans close ranks with Trump after Capitol siege Confirmation hearing for Biden's DNI pick postponed McConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time MORE (Fla.) and Rick Scott (Fla.).