Georgia Democratic Senate candidate John Osoff looks forward to his rematch on January 5 against unconcerned GOP Senator David Perdue. However, Pardew won by more than the number of votes he received in the November election, less than half a point from a similar distance above Ossoff, thinks the results could vary in runoff.
The general election fell apart: Democrat Joe Biden won the state, but Republicans across Georgia and two Senate races attracted the most votes. The Republican running in the second race, Senator Kelly Loeffler, attracted fewer votes than the leading Democrat, Reverend Rafael Warnock, but he was competing in the 20K field, and the third-highest number of GOP Rep Doug Collins , Who won 20. % Of vote.
In an interview with CBS News on Wednesday, Ossoff admitted that he won fewer votes than Joe Biden, while Perdue won more votes than President Trump, predicting a more focused head-to-head race. Will be different.
Ossoff noted, “I got more votes than any Georgia Democrat in the history of this state, which is going on in the history of the state,” and he pointed out that “Georgia has become smaller and more diverse each year for the past decade . “
The plan to target Democrats among voters is “tens of thousands of people who became eligible to vote because they turned 18 between November and January,” Ossoff said. “We’re continuing to build momentum to achieve record turnout. We generated record turnout in November; we’ll do it again in January.”
Although voting in a Senate runoff is usually dramatically lower because there is no presidential race on the ballot, Georgia’s runoff pair is different because the two seats will decide whether Mr. Who will control the Senate when Biden takes office. Voters and politicians, including Ossoff, see the race as a joint ticket with Warnock.
“What is happening right now in Georgia is special, and people would not have believed it ten years ago – that you have been walking with a black preacher, advised by Congressman John Lewis, the Jewish son of an immigrant who is Dr. .Ossoff said, in these two Senate races, King’s Pulpit in the Ebenezer Church ran to control the Senate running in the country’s most competitive state.
Ossoff always mentions Warnock in his stump speech and highlights the fact that Warnock is the pastor of the church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached. He calls Warnock “the moral voice for our state and our country”.
“We are going very well together and traveling the state,” he said. “We rallied with President-elect Biden yesterday. We are rallying in Savannah on Saturday, and it will send an extraordinary statement when we elect a senior pastor at Ibanezer Church as one of Georgia’s two state senators.”
CBS News has asked all the candidates for interview. Loeffler and Perdue have not responded to our requests.
Catherine Weiner and Kelly Johnstone contributed to this report.