With a week to go until next Tuesday’s runoff elections, GOP Senators Loeffler and Perdue are campaigning strong and have an advantage over their opponents. The race will be close, but with the president’s help the Republicans are looking like smart money.
FNC: “The Jan. 5 Georgia Senate runoff elections are one week away, and the four campaigns, plus a bevy of outside groups, are in a sprint to the finale of what’s been a very long election year. Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are aiming to hold off Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, respectively, after no candidate got more than 50% of the vote on Nov. 3. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been dropped on ads in what are likely to be two of the most expensive months of nonpresidential politics in American history, with control of the U.S. Senate depending on these two races…Jenny Beth Martin, the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots Action, says she’s not seen ‘anything at all to indicate people intend to sit the election out’ as her group has hit the campaign trail hard on behalf of Loeffler and Perdue. Martin says Tea Party Patriots’ grassroots organizing will make more than 1 million phone calls in Georgia in the next week and by Jan. 5 will have sent about 750,000 peer-to-peer text messages through the entire runoff.”
“This is it. It all comes down to this,” Loeffler campaign Communications Director Stephen Lawson said, “everything is on the line.”
“On behalf of two GREAT Senators, @sendavidperdue & @KLoeffler, I will be going to Georgia on Monday night, January 4th., to have a big and wonderful RALLY. So important for our Country that they win!” the president said in a tweet.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2020
Warnock tried to steal Republican thunder. It didn’t work. “The House is right to vote to increase direct payments for Georgians to $2,000, which even President Trump supports. Instead of campaigning around the state and standing in the way of putting more money in the pockets of Georgians impacted by this pandemic, Kelly Loeffler should be in Washington taking up this fight in the Senate.” Really. Is that all he has?
Ossoff said, lying through his teeth, “Perdue must reverse his opposition to $2,000 checks and join Democrats, President-elect Biden, and President Trump in immediately supporting $2,000 relief checks for his constituents.” Senator Perdue backs $2000 checks. Ossoff knows that. He just takes Georgians for fools who’ll believe anything he says. Team Perdue shot back.
“While Jon Ossoff has barely made it outside of metro Atlanta, Senator Perdue is criss-crossing Georgia on a 125-stop bus tour, visiting communities from Hahira to Hiawassee and everywhere in between,” Perdue Communications Director John Burke said. “On top of President Trump’s planned visit to Dalton on Monday, the Senator is looking forward to joining several of his Senate colleagues and members of the Trump family on the trail in the coming days as we work to protect the President’s America First agenda from Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. He is focused on making sure every Georgian knows the stakes of this election so that they go out to vote and have their voice be heard.” Spot on.