In 2016, neither Trump nor Hillary Clinton visited the state in the closing months of the race, and the Republican carried Georgia by 5 percentage points. Now, the final week of the chaotic presidential race features visits from both nominees.
The attention is also aimed at helping down-ticket candidates. Georgia’s the only state with two U.S. Senate seats up for grabs, and the outcome could determine control of the Republican-held chamber. Political prognosticators rate both contests as tossups - and both could wind up being resolved by Jan. 5 runoffs.
And Rome is one of the largest cities in the 14th Congressional District, one of the safest Republican territories in the nation. He’ll encounter a warm welcome from GOP congressional nominee Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has gained national attention for her avid promotion of the baseless pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy.