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HAPPENING TODAY: Vice President Kamala Harris to visit Georgia for 3rd time this year

ATLANTA — Vice President Kamala Harris is visiting Atlanta for the Democratic Party of Georgia’s Spring Soiree Friday.

The Democratic Party of Georgia said Harris will be headlining the fundraising event in Atlanta at 6 p.m. This will be the vice president’s third visit to Georgia in 2023.

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Harris spoke at Georgia Tech during a two-day trip in February to discuss the United States economy. This trip occurred after President Joe Biden gave his State of the Union address.

Democrats say Harris chose Georgia to visit after the State of Union because Georgia’s status as a battleground state. Republicans criticized the stop saying the Biden administration is failing Georgia.

In April, Harris visited a north Georgia solar panel manufacturing plant to discuss the future of clean energy in the American economy.

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Harris toured Dalton’s QCells plant to tout the Biden administration’s multi-billion-dollar investment into Georgia’s clean energy industry.

After the vice president addressed the crowd, Channel 2′s Richard Elliot spoke to her exclusively about why she thinks QCells and other solar panel plants are critical for the US economy.

“Right here in Dalton, Georgia, we are looking at some of the most significant US-based manufacturing by American workers of solar panels around the country and around the world,” Harris said.

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The QCell expansion in Dalton and the new plant in Cartersville should mean about 2,500 new jobs in Georgia.

We will have a crew at the fundraising event to capture her remarks and will have an update on WSB TONIGHT at 11 p.m.

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