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Top aide: Biden expected to visit Georgia in push to boost Ossoff, Warnock

Top aide: Biden expected to visit Georgia in push to boost Ossoff, Warnock
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Ron KlainRon KlainVermont governor lifts restrictions as state becomes first to reach 80 percent vaccinated Biden's no-drama White House chief The Democrats' proposed budget is a political and substantive disaster MORE, President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenMellman: Trump voters cling to 2020 tale FDA authorizes another batch of J&J vaccine Cotton warns of China collecting athletes' DNA at 2022 Olympics MORE’s newly named chief of staff, said Sunday that Biden will likely visit Georgia to campaign for Jon OssoffJon OssoffStacey Abrams calls on young voters of color to support election reform bill MLB calls lawsuit over All-Star Game 'political theatrics' Georgia agriculture commissioner launches Senate campaign against Warnock MORE and Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockPast criticism of Trump becomes potent weapon in GOP primaries Why the Democrats need Joe Manchin Bipartisan senators introduce bill to protect small businesses from cyberattacks MORE, the two Democratic candidates in the state’s January Senate runoffs.

“Winning those two Senate seats in Georgia is important, but we're going to do everything we can to help those two … great candidates in Georgia, help them win,” Klain said on ABC’s “This Week.” “We've already moved people who were working on the Biden campaign on the recounts down there over to be supportive in the field work for our two candidates down there, and I expect you'll see the president-elect travel down there before Election Day.”

Victories by both Warnock and Ossoff over Sens. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerHerschel Walker skips Georgia's GOP convention Georgia agriculture commissioner launches Senate campaign against Warnock 9 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022 MORE (R) and David PerdueDavid PerdueGeorgia agriculture commissioner launches Senate campaign against Warnock Georgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' Warnock raises nearly M since January victory MORE (R), respectively, would result in a 50-50 split in the Senate after the GOP held several seats that were top Democratic targets in the 2020 election.

“The thing -- the reality, of course, George, is that even if we win them both, and I think we will win them both –we're going to have a closely divided Senate kind of under any scenario,” Klain told ABC’s George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosFacebook VP says 2-year suspension of Trump from platform 'justified' Commerce secretary on cyberattacks against corporations: 'This is the reality' Collins 'optimistic' Jan. 6 commission can pass Senate with modifications MORE on Sunday.

“And I think one challenge that the president-elect has taken on is trying to work with members of both parties to build consensus for actions on things like economic relief, like climate change, like dealing with our other crises, our racism crisis, the challenge of fixing our immigration laws and, of course, obviously, fighting COVID,” he added.

Klain also expressed confidence in Biden’s ability to work with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: Schumer to trigger reconciliation process on Wednesday | Four states emerge as test case for cutting off jobless benefits GOP senator: I want to make Biden a 'one-half-term president' McConnell presses for 'actual consequences' in disclosure of tax data MORE (R-Ky.) if he retains his position.

“We're going to deal with whatever lineup we're faced with in Washington to get that done,” Klain said. “If we were to lose those seats in Georgia, we're going to move forward with whatever Senate gets elected.”