The crazy rush follows President Donald Trump’s Saturday rally, at which David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are elected and defending the party’s leadership in the chamber. Then on Sunday, Loeffler and Warnock will take part in a debate hosted by the Atlanta Press Club.
It focuses on Georgia when the state is devastated by the coronavirus epidemic. On Friday, he reported the most cases in a single day – 5023 – and the Georgia-Vanderbilt football match was postponed in part because of Covid-19.
The president’s continued refusal is a cause for concern for Republicans who are determined to prevent democratic control of the Senate. A group of prominent Georgian Republicans, including former Governor Nathan Deal and former Governor Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss, issued a statement this week calling on the party to unite and turn its attention to the election of Loeffler and Perdue.
Ronna McDaniel, chairman of the Republican National Committee, on Saturday dismissed concerns that Trump’s messages on electoral integrity could deter Georgian Republicans from voting on January 5th.
“I think the electorate is very supportive of the president. I think they are worried about the state and the conduct of the election,” he told Fox News, adding: “However, they want to be sure to keep David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler and they can balance both.
There is little evidence that Trump will stop his ongoing attacks on the democratic process and election officials.
Pence said Friday that Republicans must elect Perdue and Loeffler to defend the Trump administration’s achievements over the past four years.
“We need to send them back because the majority of the Republican Senate can be the last line of defense, preserving everything we have done to protect this nation, revitalize our economy, and preserve the freedoms we have received from God. Savannah.
While Biden won Georgia poorly – it was the first time Bill Clinton was the Democratic presidential candidate in 1992 – Republicans have a number of advantages in both races. The state has not sent a Democrat to the Senate for 20 years. Last month, Perdue received tens of thousands more votes than Ossoff. And Republicans spend about $ 38 million more on advertising than Democrats, according to Kantar Media / CMAG.
“Georgia’s special elections will ultimately determine the course of the Biden presidency,” Obama said at a virtual event on Friday.
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CNN Kaitlan Collins, Jeremy Diamond, Jason Hoffman and Liz Turrell contributed to this report.