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Obama Enters Ga. Race: It's About 'Courts, Progressive Agenda'

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Former President Barack Obama (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
 

Monday, 04 January 2021 11:57 AM

Former President Barack Obama jumped into the Senate race in Georgia on Monday, making a a last-minute pitch for donations for Democrat challengers in contest he said puts “our progressive agenda … on the line.”

In an emailed appeal, Obama urged backers to chip in at least $25 toward the election of Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, who are challenging Georgia GOP incumbent Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in the high-stakes race.

“The fate of the Senate, the courts, and our progressive agenda are all on the line in Georgia,” Obama wrote.

If Loeffler and Perdue defend their seats, Republicans  would maintain a 52-seat majority in the 100-seat Senate; a sweep by Democrats would hand control to them, since Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would holding the tiebreaking vote in the 50-50 chamber. 

Republicans warn a sweep by Democrats would pave empower “the radical left’s socialist agenda.”

Both sides have been hitting up out-of-state donors. A Bloomberg analysis found that between Nov. 4 and Nov. 23, the Democrat candidates drew 96% of their online donations from out of the state; the incumbents got 92% of their online contributions outside of Georgia.

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