Not often does one southern state other than FL has garnered so much attention for a senate race. In this case, it is Georgia. It determines whether or not Mitch McConnell continues to hold the American economy hostage.
Georgia has not seen a Democrat in the Senate since Sam Nunn, and that’s over 20 years ago. I don’t count Zell Miller since he became a turncoat.
CNN is televising the debate tonight between Rev Raphael Warnock and Sen Kelly Loeffler. What do they have in common? Both are from Georgia, the Peach state, and neither has previously run for the US senate. As you may recall, Kelly Loeffler took over the seat vacated by Johnny Isakson, who announced over a year ago that he would resign from the Senate effective December 31, 2019, due to his health. Gov Brian Kemp appointed Kelly Loeffler to fill the seat until November 2020 special election. Neither Warnock nor Loeffler garnered 50% or more of the popular vote; hence, there is a runoff.
According to CNN, Loeffler did not get a lot of support from Herr Drumpf, who continues to make the election all about him as he has exhausted most options in finding votes or hoping he can appeal to the SCOTUS.
On Saturday night, Trump stumped for Loeffler and Perdue at a Valdosta, Georgia, rally, but once again falsely claimed he won the state and warned without evidence that the runoffs in January could be rigged. CNN has previously reported that Republicans were concerned that Trump could depress turnout among his base if he continued to rail against Georgia’s election system. At one point, Trump welcomed Loeffler and Perdue to the stage for very brief remarks at the rally, but both senators were immediately interrupted with chants of “Stop the Steal” and “Fight for Trump.”
CNN’s apps for iOS and Android with a log-in to a cable provider. It can also be viewed on CNNgo (at CNN.com/go on your desktop, smartphone, and iPad, and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, Chromecast, Roku and Samsung Smart TV). The debates will also be available on demand to subscribers via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.
Benny’s Bar will be open, and so will our comment thread.
Update: here’s the YT of the event.