Democrats aiming to win a statewide seat for the first time since 2008 highlight recent polls that show President Donald Trump trailing Joe Biden in Georgia and a tight race between Ossoff and Perdue.
Ossoff has framed the Republican as a corrupt lackey of Trump bent on preserving the status quo, and attacked him for accepting contributions from corporate PACs, something he has refused to do.
Perdue has countered by painting Ossoff as too liberal for Georgia voters, and tied him to the “defund police” movement gaining traction in some parts of the country amid protests over racial justice and law enforcement policies.
In an online video call this week, Stacey Abrams highlighted Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, the leading Democrat in Georgia’s other U.S. Senate race, as a “two for one deal” for a party desperate to erase a 53-47 deficit in the Senate.
“Together this is a ticket that can change the future of Georgia, and we’re not the only ones to see it,” she said, mentioning record-breaking Democratic turnout in last month’s primary and a nearly $500,000 advertisement buy from Trump's campaign.
“When is the last time a Republican presidential candidate had to advertise in Georgia at all, let alone in June?”
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