Georgia Democrats Deterred by GOP Involvement in Runoff Races

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In one week from today, Georgians will have a final chance to vote in the runoff elections currently happening in the state. Early voting ends this Thursday; however, more than two million Georgia residents have already cast their ballots in the Senate races.

Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are on the ground, touring across Georgia, and making their cases to win these runoffs. This manner of campaigning is known as “direct voter contact” and also absolutely paramount during this final stage of the runoffs.

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Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, despite outraising Perdue and Loeffler, are now struggling with funds to continue their campaigns. Both Georgia Democrats are therefore worried about the money that top GOP organizations are tossing into the race.

The memo that tells it all

Earlier this week, campaign managers for both Ossoff and Warnock released a critical memo. This memo admits that “fundraising revenue” is continuing to drop for both Georgia Democrats. Likewise, the campaign managers admit that direct voter contact is an area that Ossoff and Warnock are struggling with, due to money problems.

Perdue and Loeffler, on the other hand, are not having issues with directly interacting with Georgians. Both Georgia Republicans are engaging in bus tours, speaking events, and talking to residents of their state.

Ossoff and Warnock’s campaign managers admit that this is critical during the current point in Georgia’s runoffs; they also warn that the Democrats may not be able to compete with the GOP opponents via direct voter contact if the funding situations don’t change.

A loss of faith from top Democrats

Amid the funding issues that Ossoff and Warnock are wrestling with, there is also news that top Democrats, such as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, are losing confidence.

An anonymous source claims that Schumer has ceased meeting with donors to get funding for Ossoff and Warnock’s senatorial campaigns; however, a spokesperson for the Democrat denies these allegations.

Perdue continues to go after Ossoff for the latter’s ties to the communist Chinese government. Meanwhile, Loeffler is calling for Warnock to answer for the multiple abuse allegations that he’s facing.

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