Stimulus deal to provide relief for Georgians, though runoff candidates split on how much

All four U.S. Senate candidates in Georgia backed a $900 billion federal coronavirus package on Monday that would . provide an economic bridge for millions of Georgians struggling to eke by during the pandemic. But the proposal intensified a debate in Georgia’s all-important U.S. Senate runoffs over whether the injection of cash is too little, too late. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris visited Columbus on Monday to campaign with Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. as Democrats pushed the message that if they win the Jan. 5 runoffs and flip control of the Senate, Congress will provide more generous benefits, . including $1,200 direct stimulus checks rather than the $600 payments in the aid package. Meanwhile, Republican U.S. Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue stumped in Atlanta’s suburbs with Ivanka Trump . In a joint statement, the two Republicans accused their rivals of “playing politics with Americans’ health and livelihoods by blocking additional relief for our families and small businesses” . and praised the legislation they both planned to support as a measured compromise