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Sen. Warnock: Deal-maker, yet party loyalist

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Newly reelected Sen. Raphael Warnock is promising to use his first full term to continue cutting deals with Republicans and delivering results for his battleground state back home in Georgia. But he's adding a new role: unapologetic supporter of President Joe Biden. Warnock, who tried to avoid mention of Biden during his hard-fought campaign last year against Republican Herschel Walker, said he looks forward to supporting Biden if the president runs, as he has indicated he will, for a second term in 2024. "I'm not going to get ahead of the president," Warnock told The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview Wednesday. "I think he will announce that he's going to run and ... I intend to support him." In the interview, Warnock sidestepped questions about his political ambitions but indicated he's warming to his status as a leading figure among Georgia Democrats. Being that Warnock is Georgia's first Black senator, he was also contemplative about his legacy in the Senate.


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