Democrats and Joe Biden sure COULD use another two US Senator’s from their party in next years congress….
The reality is their chances of getting them from Georgia is real LOW….
While Joe Biden HAS won in the state….
It will take a MIRCLE to get another 2 Democrats elected to represent Georgia in the US Senate…
This is gonna be about GETTING OUT the VOTE….
We even have a report that Biden and Harris may come to campaign there….
There where calls for Obama to come down and do the same….
And then there IS Stacey Abrams….
Will all that be enough ?
Joe Biden turned Georgia blue. Compared to what they’re up against now, that was the easy part for Democrats.
To repeat Biden’s feat in a pair of Senate runoffs on Jan. 5, with control of the Senate on the line, the Democratic Party will have to defy a long track record of failure in overtime elections. They’ll need to overcome the entire weight of the Republican Party descending on the state — from organizers and operatives to potentially hundreds of millions of dollars. One of their Senate candidates, Jon Ossoff, would have to make up the nearly 90,000 votes he ran behind the GOP incumbent on Nov. 3.
Both parties are mobilizing for a two-month sprint that will focus the entire political world on Georgia and easily cost more than $100 million. But the odds are stacked against Democrats: The runoff system itself is a relic of the Jim Crow era, when the white majority wanted to prevent candidates from winning with a plurality of the vote.
Ossoff, Warnock and their allies are well aware of their party’s history of losses. They think they can defy it by out-organizing Republicans and reminding their voters that they have the chance to deliver a Democratic Senate.
“This is a very different state than 2008,” Warnock said during a press conference last week.
“The issue is not with the voters as much as it is with those who are trying to discourage and demoralize certain parts of our electorate,” he added.
Republicans acknowledge they’re in a fight. But the combination of their success in past runoffs, their performance on Nov. 3 despite Trump’s defeat and the threat of complete Democratic control of Washington are all reasons they expect their voters to be there in January.
“Runoffs are all about turnout. It’s not about changing people’s minds in most cases,” said Scott Johnson, a state Board of Education member and former GOP chair of Cobb County. He spoke to POLITICO in the parking lot of the county GOP headquarters after Loeffler’s kickoff event with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), which packed more than 100 supporters into the offices.
“We’re going to work hard. We’re going to turn out,” Johnson added. “I’m not believing for one minute the other side isn’t going to work hard and turn out, too. Because they will. Because the stakes are high here.”…
The Republicans admit among themselves that Donald Trump asa loser ain’t the same as him BEFORE Election Day……
“Republican leaders are increasingly alarmed about the party’s ability to stave off Democratic challengers in Georgia’s two Senate runoff elections — and they privately described President Trump on a recent conference call as a political burden who despite his false claims of victory was the likely loser of the 2020 election,” the Washington Post reports.
“Those blunt assessments, which capture a Republican Party in turmoil as Trump refuses to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, were made on a Nov. 10 call with donors hosted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee.”….
My Name Is Jack says
I still see the Republicans as the favorites in these runoffs.
I don’t believe the Democrats will be able to duplicate the Black turnout from the initial balloting.
This has been the pattern in these runoffs in the past.
Scott P says
I also think the Democrats have sn uphill battle for the runoff. But who among us thought Georgia would vote for the Democratic Presidential nominee a year ago? I didn’t. Back then I thought Dems would pick off FL and NC before GA.
My point Scott on the Biden win in Georgia….
Clinton won Georgia in ’92 and yet an incumbent Democrat Senator went down in the runoff.
However, it was a three way race in ’92 of course and the runoffs used to be in December, not January.
Runoff’s in the past didn’t look like this I’d guess with Biden winning in a Red state….
GOPer’s ARE worried…
I’m posting later the new lying narrative they have thought up
My Name Is Jack says
You are going overboard as usual..
Let’s remember that Biden won Ga. by 15,000 or so votes.It was a good victory considering that a Democrat hadn’t carried the state in 28 years.Still his margin was only like .3%.
Then Ossof ran 100,000 votes behind Biden.
In the special election the combined Democratic vote among the several candidates was almost 400,000 votes behind Biden.Indeed Warnock ,the runoff candidate ,ran over a million votes behind Biden.
Obviously a lot of voters were casting a ballot for Biden and NOT voting for the Democratic senatorial candidates.
Can the Democrats win here?
Possibly ,but it’s tough road ahead and they are certainly the underdogs.
As for the Republicans being “worried, anyone who doesn’t understand that campaign ploy doesn’t understand much about politics.Lindsay Graham was sending out increasingly shrill and yes “desperate” pleas for money .He was “worried.”He won by 14%.