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Obama endorses Warnock in crowded Georgia Senate race

Added 09-25-20 10:57:03am EST - “Former President Barack Obama on Friday? endorsed congressional candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock (D), who's in a tight? race in Georgia's special Senate election.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Obama endorses Warnock in crowded Georgia Senate race”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama warns of a 'decade of unfair, partisan gerrymandering' in call to look at down-ballot races Quinnipiac polls show Trump leading Biden in Texas, deadlocked race in Ohio Poll: Trump opens up 6-point lead over Biden in Iowa MORE on Friday endorsed congressional candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock (D), who's in a tight race in Georgia's special Senate election.

“I’m proud to endorse these outstanding Democratic candidates who will work to get the virus under control, rebuild the economy and the middle class, and protect Americans’ health care and preexisting conditions protections from Republican assault," Obama said in a statement.

Warnock is fighting for the seat that Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerSenate staff: No precedent for confirming Supreme Court nominee weeks before election Trump, Biden running neck-and-neck in Georgia: poll Trump, Biden tied in Georgia: poll MORE (R) already holds, but since it's a special election, he's also competing with Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsTrump, Biden running neck-and-neck in Georgia: poll Trump, Biden tied in Georgia: poll Loeffler paints herself as 'more conservative than Attila the Hun' in new campaign ad MORE (R) and other Democratic candidates for the spot.

Voters will go to the polls on Nov. 3, and if no candidate secures 50 percent, the top two candidates will compete in a runoff election on Jan. 5. 

That creates a potential problem for Democrats, since it is possible Loeffler and Collins could be the two two finishers, meaning they'd advance to the runoff with no Democratic opposition. 

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