They have visited the state for the January US Senate runoff’s….
Donald Trump isn’t one of them so far…..
Trump is lambasting the state Republican Governor almost daily , while others tell the states Republicans don’t vote due to the Trump attacks on the states way of counting the vote…
Things Are a bit weird….
Trump could actually torpedo his party’s US Senate majority due to his anger at losing the Georgia vote…
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who just landed the chairmanship at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, is among the prospective presidential candidates who have visited Georgia in recent weeks. So are Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Vice President Pence.
The flurry of visits by national political players isn’t unexpected. Republicans are poised to enter 2021 with a 50-48 advantage in the Senate, meaning that the balance of power in the upper chamber now rests on the outcome of the two Georgia runoffs.
The high stakes give potential 2024 Republicans a chance to show off their leadership chops and political influence at a time when the party is still coming to terms with President Trump’s loss to President-elect Joe Biden in the November election.
“Georgia is kind of a twofer right now,” one GOP operative said. “It’s easy enough to give the excuse that you’re just there trying to protect the Senate majority, but you’re still getting your name and your face out there for if and when you decide to pull the trigger on a campaign.”
None of the Republicans who have visited Georgia so far have said they will run for president in 2024, nor have they announced efforts to explore such a campaign.
But that hasn’t stopped them from trying to strike the tone of a party leader at campaign events for Sens. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), who are both facing competitive runoff elections against well-funded Democrats on Jan. 5….
President Trump continues to slam Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R):
“Why won’t Governor Brian Kemp, the hapless Governor of Georgia, use his emergency powers, which can be easily done, to overrule his obstinate Secretary of State, and do a match of signatures on envelopes. It will be a ‘goldmine’ of fraud, and we will easily WIN the state…”
“Also, quickly check the number of envelopes versus the number of ballots. You may just find that there are many more ballots than there are envelopes. So simple, and so easy to do. Georgia Republicans are angry, all Republicans are angry. Get it done!”…