Georgia Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are working hard to win the special elections in the state. In order for Democrats to regain control of the U.S. Senate, they have to defeat both GOP Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. Republicans, on the other hand, only need to win one of the two races in order to keep the Senate.
Ossoff and Warnock each have some baggage that truly seems to be hampering their campaigns. In the case of Ossoff, his business ties to China and failure to disclose are not looking good.
Perdue has repeatedly slammed Ossoff as untrustworthy and duplicitous. Meanwhile, Warnock’s anti-police, anti-military, and anti-American comments continue to haunt him, as do the series of abuse charges against him.
Now, Breitbart News reports that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is not very confident in Ossoff and Warnock’s abilities to win these Georgia runoffs.
The Poor Standing of the Georgia Democrats
Right now, both Ossoff and Warnock are in situations where they’re struggling to keep up with the funds that GOP backers are throwing into sending Perdue and Loeffler back to Congress. Ossoff and Warnock’s campaign managers admitted as much in an email to supporters earlier this week.
Despite reports that both Georgia Democrats shattered fundraising benchmarks, the pair’s campaign managers admitted that “revenue continues to fall.” This means that Democrats are apparently not in a position to invest in direct contact with voters, unlike Perdue and Loeffler who are regularly touring across Georgia.
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-$248 billion in new PPP funding
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— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) December 29, 2020
Rumors now suggest that Chuck Schumer has stopped meeting with donors; however, a spokesperson for the Senate Minority Leader denies this. According to Schumer’s spokesperson, he is very much confident in Ossoff and Warnock’s abilities to defeat the current Republican candidates and hand the Senate back to Democrats.
The Necessity of Voter Turnout
Reports from this month have indicated that Democrats are having a tough time with voter turnout in key areas. This, too, is a concern for Ossoff and Warnock. Their lack of ability to engage in more “direct voter contact” is also an area of importance.
Studies have shown that political ads on television do very little to change or sway the minds of voters. With the election now coming to a close, getting out on the ground and directly talking to Georgians will be paramount in getting them to the polls.
Thanks for coming out, Greene County! With your help, we will #HoldTheLine in the Senate and STOP the radical Left – but we need your vote.
— David Perdue (@Perduesenate) December 29, 2020
However, as it currently stands, it looks like Perdue and Loeffler are leading their Democrat counterparts in direct contact and engagement with Georgia residents.
Do you believe that David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are going to win the Georgia special elections against their leftist challengers? Let us know in the comments section below.