Democrats are talking up a try to gain a majority in the US Senate around the country in some unlikely places…..
Sarah Riggs Amico is leading for Democrats…. She ran for Lt. Gov. with the Stacey Abrams run for Governor last time…
Sarah Riggs Amico, a Democratic candidate for the Georgia Senate, expressed confidence about her chances against incumbent Sen. David Purdue (R), saying the state could play a pivotal role in whether Democrats take back the Senate in the 2020 elections.
Amico, who previously ran for lieutenant governor as Stacey Abrams’s running mate, told Hill.TV that Democrats’ potential take back of the Senate could very well come from the two Senate races in Georgia next year.
“I got a 108,000,000 [votes] in my first run ever from office last year,” Amico said in reference to her unsuccessful bid against Republican Geoff Duncan. “That’s 400,000 more votes than David Purdue’s ever gotten.”
“With that kind of momentum and all the media attention and investment that’s going to be coming into our state, control of the United States Senate will now rest on the state of Georgia,” she added.
Amico, one of four Democrats looking to challenge Purdue, is more optimistic about her chances this election cycle, arguing that locals in the state have “lost faith in the kind of leaders we are sending to Washington.”…