Senate control in Georgia was in balance on Friday after Republican Senator David Bertue set the stage for a second run in January in a fast-changing state, falling short of the majority needed to win re-election.
With the Senate narrowly divided between Republicans and Democrats, the double resumptions, scheduled for two weeks before the inauguration day, were announced by Joseph R. If he wins Biden Jr.’s agenda, it will certainly determine which party comes with the power to create destiny. Win the White House as expected.
Faced with such extraordinarily high stakes, both parties were quickly stabilizing themselves for nine weeks, until the end of the year, which would cost another $ 100 million and amount to a vote on the outcome of the presidential election. These flows promised to push the rapidly growing Georgia into the center of the country’s political arena and test the level of growing strength of the Democrats, once a stronghold of the Republicans in the deep south.
Georgia’s special senate election from Tuesday Dr. Rafael Warnock and Republican Sen. Kelly Lofler emerged as the first two votes in the race to replace the retired senator. Johnny Isaacson.
But Mr. The Republicans believed they could prevent a second such contest in the case of Bertou. By the time his race was called on Friday night after a lengthy count, Mr. Bertou gave Razor a thin lead over his Democrat challenger, John Osof, and no candidate demanded the majority needed under Georgia law to avoid reconsideration.
Another Senate species, In North Carolina and Alaska, not yet called Friday night. But Republicans took the lead in both, and were expected to win, taking 50 of the Democrats’ 48 seats.
If the Democrats take both seats in Georgia, they will pull the Senate 50-50, Mr. If Biden wins the presidency, he will effectively take control of the chamber, giving the vice president the power to tiebreaking votes. But it was a lofty order in a state with deeply conservative roots, with Republicans realizing with reasonable hope that Democrats could hang on to any place they needed to deny a majority, especially if the January vote fell.
For Democrats who have fought to oust voters in the past, this is a bank-shot attempt to use full control of Washington after it disappointed congressional elections. They were already very interested in the work, and in Washington, Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday urged Democratic lawmakers in a private call that they are in danger of alienating the press or swing voters in Georgia in the coming weeks.
Mr. If Biden is to win, Republicans will be forced to deny him a majority, as appeared on Friday, and will seize considerable power to shape at least the first two years of his term and thwart liberal aspirations. Susan P., an anti-abortion group. A super PAC associated with the Anthony list, Mr. on Thursday. Bertou and Ms. Lofler pledged to spend $ 4 million.
Regardless of the end result, the runs were a clear sign of the growing power of the Democrats in Georgia. After many years of predictions, the mobilization of black voters by educated white women in the suburbs of Atlanta and the move toward Democrats indicates that Georgia’s status as a truly warlike state may have finally arrived.
“Change has come to Georgia,” Mr. Osage predicted at a rally on Friday that “Georgia is part of the transition to the United States.”
Mr. Bertue’s campaign made it clear immediately that he would seek to nationalize the race, Mr. Osoff said the vote was “a vote to hand over power to Chuck Schumer and the radical Democrats in Washington.” Republicans were ready to exploit the grievances among President Trump’s most staunch supporters, believing the president’s unsubstantiated fraud allegations and the setback to his loss could lead to a victory in January.
Mr. Since Trump is violating election results, it is difficult to predict how much he will be involved in Senate races. But early Friday morning, He urged Democrats in a tweet They are trying to seek power through even worse means to change Republican policies.
“I’m going to build Philipster, ‘Life’, 2A, and the court. The presidency is even more important,” he wrote. “We will win!”
Ms Lofler rushed the president to court, tweeted several times in his favor and donated for his cause.
“Pray for RrealDonaldTrump’s four more years!” He wrote in a tweet.
For all national outlook, races may be a defining moment for Georgia, a battle between the New South represented by Atlanta and its increasingly diverse suburbs and the old South dominated by rural and business conservatives.
Mr. Reebok and former CEO of Dollar General. Bertou, 70 He defeated his Democratic opponent in 2014 by eight points, Was initially expected to be an easy route to re-election.
Mr. He weighed in on voter dissatisfaction with Trump’s corona virus response – and his own misconceptions. He faced anti-Semitic charges Mr. After running a Facebook ad that enlarged Osofin’s nose, Who is Jewish, was accused of selling his campaign to a salesman. Mr. He struggled to pursue Oshoph’s outstanding fundraising, which Mr. It erupted in mid-October after Bertou. Senator mocked Kamala Harris’ first name, Democrat candidate for his colleague and vice president in the Senate for nearly four years.
“Ka-mah-la or KAH-mah-la or Kamambowamla – I do not know,” said Mr. He said at a rally for Trump. கா. Mahan, Ka. Mr. Ms Harris, a black woman of Indian and Jamaican descent, said Bertie’s campaign “simply mispronounced” her first name. Mr. Osof called it bullying and suggested it was racially insensitive.
As In his 2014 Race, mr. Burdock ran as a Washington foreigner and campaigned in the Senate in a denim jacket rather than the expensive clothes he wore. The case was difficult to deliver on his six-year record at this time. But he continued his campaign by linking it more closely with another one-time foreigner, Mr. Trump.
Mr. Mr. Berdu. Osophy is very serious about the state, distorting the Democratic Party’s position on police, health care and many other issues, and trying to intimidate moderate voters to his side. He praised Republicans’ tax and regulatory cuts and the popular programs approved by Congress to alleviate the epidemic for unemployed Americans and small businesses.
As a good sign that the Republicans are getting closer to the race, Mr. In a vote on Tuesday, Mr. Performed better than Trump, Mr.
Mr. Osof, 33, mr. Burdock sought to portray Georgia as a badass for failed special interests in times of crisis, and endangered public health by pressing for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Citing reports that he had traded shares in the early days of the Burdock epidemic, Mr. Osof accused Senator of being more concerned with his own financial success than the Georgians.
“Senator David Bertou is retiring,” Mr. Osof said Friday. “A senator who deserves to continue to attack our health care in the midst of an epidemic. A senator told us that this disease, which has claimed more than a quarter of a million lives, is no more dangerous than the common cold.
The special election theme has followed a similar trend, but two different candidates are opposing each other. Dr. Warnock, 51, Who was in the lead after Tuesday’s vote, Ebenezer was pastor of the Baptist ChurchThis is the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once led.
Ms Lofler, 49, is a businessman and wealthy member of the Senate. He overcame a tough challenge from fellow Republican Doug Collins. He bet more than $ 20 million of his own wealth and had the support of the state Republican governor and the Senate Republican campaign machine, Ms. Lofler believed the record as an entrepreneur could win over independent suburban voters, especially women.
But Mr. The struggle to oust Collins became bitter and personal, pushing Ms Lofler to the hard right. He sought the support of QAnon conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Green The man who won a House seat in Georgia on Tuesday received other positions that will be difficult to return to in January as he seeks to reshape the campaign surrounding his success as an entrepreneur and deal with the Corona virus crisis in Washington.
By Thursday, he had already begun attacking Dr. Warnock, Provides a glimpse of a playbook This is the Rev. Jeremiah a. For many years Wright Jr. would try to mine his message into evangelical and liberal policy positions to portray him as a pastor to the press. Former Bishop of Former President Barack Obama, His “God damn America” sermon was used to attack the former president.
But Republicans are starting late. Mr. Mrs. who spent most of the year detaining Collins. Lofler Dr. Warnock was largely untouchable because he introduced himself to voters in completely positive terms as a pastor and healer.
Anticipating a barrage, Dr. Warnock used the disappointing first publicity stunt in a campaign-style attack ad released Thursday.
“Get ready, Georgia, the negative ads are coming,” he says. “Kelly Lofler doesn’t want to talk about why she’s quit her health job in the midst of an epidemic, so she’s going to scare you with lies about me.”