The race for the two Senate seats is now about Republicans demonising Rapheal Warnock….
Jon Ossoff seems to be left in the back ground….
The vote has national political importance….
If both Democrats would pull off a win?
Democrats would wrestle the leadership of the US Senate from Mitch McConnell and the Republicans giving Joe Biden a stronger chance to get legislation and cabinet picks done…
The vote in Georgia is January 5th….
Two days after the US Senate new session begins for 2021….
President -Elect Biden won the Southern State by 14,000+ votes 3 weeks ago….
A record number of ballot’s have been requested by the states’ voters…
Two weeks into the extraordinary runoff races that will decide which party controls the U.S. Senate, Warnock and Ossoff have combined their efforts to try to win Georgia’s pair of Senate seats. Their names are stacked together on yard signs; they’ve called each other “brother” at joint campaign appearances. But it is Warnock who is animating the Democratic base — and the Republican opposition.
That’s because both sides are treating Warnock, the fiery 51-year-old preacher who leads the legendary Atlanta church associated with King, as the key factor in determining who wins the Jan. 5 races. Democrats hope his presence on the ballot can sustain the energy of Black voters who helped hand Georgia’s electoral votes to a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time since 1992. Republicans, likewise, see Warnock as a threat as well as a ripe target, unleashing a torrent of attacks designed to tarnish his appeal and mobilize GOP voters despite finger-pointing in the party over President Trump’s defeat in the state.
“He is the charismatic pastor of the most important Black church in Georgia — a church of enormous historical importance,” said former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who represented an Atlanta-area district from 1979 to 1999, explaining the potency of Warnock’s appeal. “And he understands how to communicate to a very large group of people.”
Republican attacks have focused on Warnock’s support of Barack Obama’s controversial former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and an old sermon in which Warnock declared, “You cannot serve God and the military.” Democrats have highlighted his origin story in the Kayton Homes projects in Savannah and his fight for health care while leading a church at the symbolic center of the civil rights movement.
Warnock “carries with him the hopes and aspirations of people who see someone who grew up with a life similar to theirs,” said former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, a Democratic starwhose voter registration efforts are widely credited with helping to flip the state….
I have seen only one early ‘poll’ (?) from the state and it had the race tied for both spots….
The Republican Party leader Donald Trump with his election loss…seems uninterested ins party’s politics anymore….
image…Georgia Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff (R) and Raphael Warnock (L) wave to supporters during a rally on November 15, 2020 in Marietta, Georgia. Ossoff and Warnock are running against Republican U.S. Senate candidates David Purdue and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in a runoff election on January 5th. ….Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty