On several fronts….
Senator Warnock is good at running for his job…
He’s done it and WON (THIS TIME included) how many time in the last few years?
The Dec. 6 runoff will ONLY have those who voted Nov. 8.* and ANY registered voter…
The runoff will NOT have Republican Gov. Kemp to attract Republican votes….
Democrats are already doing massive fundraising….
But the worst thing for Hershel Walker?
Is Donald Trump….
Democrats AND Republicans voted against Trump’s influence in the 2020 election….
Republican strategists worry that if the Dec. 6 Georgia runoff between Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) and GOP candidate Herschel Walker turns into a referendum on Trump, it will likely result in a loss that could cost them control of the Senate.
“Hopefully Trump will stay out of the race as much as he possibly can and if that means holding off announcing his campaign for the White House, that would be a smart move not just for Republicans’ chances in Georgia but Trump’s hopes to win the nomination for president,” said one GOP aide, who requested anonymity to discuss concerns about Trump’s impact on the Georgia race.
“If you talk to Georgia election strategists, they believe Trump was a huge drag on Walker in suburban Atlanta and there’s just no reason to risk repeating that,” the source said. “If Trump injects himself into the race somehow and Walker comes up short, that’s really bad for Trump too.”
Senate Republicans fear a reprise of the two Senate runoff elections they lost in Georgia last year, which cost Sens. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) their seats and flipped control of the Senate to Democrats.
Then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) pressed White House chief of staff Mark Meadows before the January 2021 runoff elections in Georgia to rein in Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud in Georgia.
Trump, however, ignored the entreaties and campaigned in Georgia the day before voters went to the polls. He claimed during an hour-and-20-minute rally that “there’s no way we lost Georgia” to Joe Biden and declared the election was “rigged.”…