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Former president Barack Obama, Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D-Ga.) and Stacey Abrams, then a candidate for governor, appear during a rally in College Park, Ga., on Oct. 28. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post)

Today, former president Barack Obama’s office announced that he will return to Georgia to campaign alongside Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D-Ga.), who faces a Dec. 6 runoff against Republican Herschel Walker, the former football star. Obama, the most popular Democratic surrogate, plans to appear in Atlanta on Dec. 1 to encourage early voting. The race was forced to a runoff because neither Warnock nor Walker received 50 percent of the vote this month.

In Washington, President Biden participated Monday in the time-honored tradition of issuing a presidential pardon to turkeys at the White House ahead of Thanksgiving. Later, he and first lady Jill Biden headed to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina for a “Friendsgiving” dinner with service members and military families.