Tuesday, June 22

Stacey Abrams: Georgia runoffs will be ‘competitive’ given huge stakes – POLITICO

“We know this is going to be a hard fight,” she said. “It’s going to be a competitive fight.”

The Jan. 5 runoffs will pit Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, against incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, and Democrat Jon Ossoff against GOP Sen. David Perdue.

Republicans on Sunday were cautiously optimistic about their chances of winning the Georgia races, which would allow them to serve as a check on Biden and the Democratic-controlled House. The Senate is now deadlocked at 48-48, but Republicans are leading uncalled races in Alaska and North Carolina.

A big change in the January runoffs will be the absence of President Donald Trump at the top of the ticket. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the races will be more about policy.

“I don’t think the American people want to sign up for the Green New Deal and for Medicare for All and so forth,” he said. “So I think we’ll do well in the Georgia race. But it’s going to be a challenge.”

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