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As Trump Arrives In Georgia, Both Senate Races Are Toss-Ups

As Trump Arrives In Georgia, Both Senate Races Are Toss-Ups
GOP Sens. Kelly Loeffler, left, and David Perdue. (Getty Images)

By Saturday, 05 December 2020 06:38 PM Current | Bio | Archive

As President Trump arrives in Valdosta, Georgia to stump for two Republican senators facing run-offs on January 5, there is near-universal agreement among both parties that both Senate seats are truly up-for-grabs.

The just-completed Insider Advantage poll concluded as much. According to Insider Advantage, Republican Sen. David Perdue is locked in a dead-heat (49% each of likely voters) with liberal Democrat Jon Ossoff.

In the race for the remainder of the term of former Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson (who resigned for health reasons in December of 2019), Insider Advantage shows Democrat Raphael Warnock edging appointed Republican Sen. Kathy Loeffler by 49% to 48%.

"The Trump rally today — strategically located in South Georgia at Valdosta — will definitely pump up the needed Trump rural vote," Phil Kent, veteran Atlanta public relations man and former editorial page editor of the Augusta Chronicle, told Newsmax, "Polls show the president is beloved by the vast majority of Georgia Republicans."

Noting reports that there are roughly 950,000 requests for absentees, former Rep. John Linder, R-Ga., a past chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, told Newsmax: "If [Democrats] get away with stealing the presidential race, they may succeed on January 5."

He added, however, that recent statements by former Trump attorneys Lin Wood and Sydney Powell "will not help the Republicans." At a recent Atlanta rally, both called for Trump supporters not support Republicans Perdue and Loeffler to protest what they consider a lack of support by state Republicans for an investigation into the presidential vote November 3.

"Trump’s visit will help," said Linder, "Don Jr. and Eric are scheduled to spend a good bit of time here, I am told. That will all help. If they allow monitors to watch the receiving of absentee ballots we will win both seats."

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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