POLITICS

‘Big Guns’ Roll Into Georgia For Epic Showdown Battle

The battle in the runoff elections for Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats is getting hotter as out of state political head honchos march into town.

Sen. Rick Scott recently appeared at a rally in Forsyth County, supporting Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.

His visit followed that of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who appeared at a packed event with Loeffler and Perdue’s wife, Bonnie, earlier in the week.

Meanwhile, Democratic top-notch is set to campaign for Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, the party’s challengers to the two Republican incumbents.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg joined Warnock for a virtual fundraiser on Thursday while Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., raised funds for Democratic groups that are backing Warnock and Ossoff.

Additionally, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is raising money directly for the Warnock campaign.

There are also talks of stars attraction President Trump and former President Obama campaigning in Georgia, pitching in support of their respective party’s candidates.

At stake is the control of the Senate in 2021 and 2022, and both parties are seeking to up the ante.

According to press reports, the Georgia runoffs are on Jan. 5, and voters have until Dec. 7 to register to vote.

The Republicans have controlled the Georgia General Assembly since 2004.

They have majorities over the Democrats in both the Senate and House of Representatives by margins of 35 to 21 and 105 to 75 respectively as of 2019.

If the Democrat wins the two senate runoff seats, the Senate will be evenly split with Vice-President Kamala Harris being the tiebreaker.

Nigel Bell Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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