Democrats dominate fundraising in Georgia Senate runoffs


Among the many super PACs supporting the Republican candidates is Georgia United Victory, which is primarily funded by Loeffler's husband, Jeffrey Sprecher, chairman of the New York Stock Exchange.

"David Perdue, my opponent, who opposed even the first round of $1200 checks. has obstructed direct relief for the last eight months, and now decided he wanted to cut it down to 600 bucks when people can barely feed their families through no fault of their own", Ossoff said in a recent CNN interview.

In the other runoff campaign, Warnock outraised Sen. A total of about 1.3 million Georgians requested mail-in ballots.

Sen. Loeffler also emphasized that she and Perdue are the firewall to socialism.

If Republicans win one race, they will maintain a narrow majority, and the chamber will serve as a bulwark against Democratic legislation.

If the Democrats win both Georgia seats, they gain control of the Senate, where Republicans now hold a 50 to 48 majority for the next Congress, because Vice President-elect Kamala Harris can cast tiebreaker votes.

That will enable Biden to enact a more ambitious Democratic agenda, assuming he can keep fellow Democrats on board.

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TheGrio reported more than 1.1 million people had voted in the January 5 Georgia runoff elections, and 24,000 people who did not vote in the November general election have cast ballots in the runoff in a record-breaking effort. Early voting has already started for the January 5 election.

"The best thing he can do for the party is to talk about the importance of having a Republican Senate majority to project his policy legacy and to make sure the Democrats can't reverse a lot of what he has put in place that Republicans support", said Brian Robinson, a Republican's political advisor, according to the news outlet. A text message to a spokesman for Perdue on Christmas Day was not immediately returned.

The Republican incumbent, a vocal supporter of outgoing president Donald Trump, meanwhile raised $64 million. Harrison lost that race.

Political groups and campaigns have spent almost $468 million on ad buys in the two races, according to ad buy data from AdImpact.

The money has fueled a barrage of advertising and door-to-door canvassing. The Democrats' campaign raised $103.4 million and spent $86.1 million. As of December 16, they had about $40 million on hand for the campaigns' homestretch.

Perdue brought in $68 million during the same time frame.

Loeffler several times aggressively shot at Warnock, pounded him as a socialist who'd assure administrative takeover of the country's health care system, and the capture of citizens' weapons.