Here’s the latest news today out of Georgia courtesy of CBS News’ latest poll:
The Georgia Senate race is nearly tied now, with Republican Senator David Perdue ahead of Democrat Jon Ossoff by just one point. Ossoff has shored up support with Democrats and liberals since September, but he's also been able to pick up some moderate voters in the past few weeks.
More Georgia voters want to see Republicans in Congress be more independent from the president than in agreement with him, with more than half of moderates saying so.
As for the presidential election:
Over in the other Senate race, Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) spoke with Atlanta Magazine and his interview is worth a ready:
If you’re elected, what does your first day in office look like?
On day one in the U.S. Senate, I would work to expand access to quality, affordable healthcare—especially considering our current public health crisis—including improving the Affordable Care Act and ensuring protections for people with pre-existing conditions. I’d also look forward to working across the aisle to lower the cost of prescription drugs through price negotiations, including pushing for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to be empowered to negotiate lower drug pricing (as was advocated for in the ACA) and advocate for more ability to work with our partner countries, like Canada, to bring in prescriptions to market at lower cost but the same level of quality and safety. At the federal level, we can push for Congress to roll back the power of special interests, like big pharmaceutical companies, by imposing caps on the maximum price that can be charged for life-saving drugs like insulin, and limiting the excessive use of patents to encourage market competition.
We also need to protect coverage for reproductive healthcare and defend it against partisan attacks; address the high maternal and infant mortality rates, especially among Black and Native American women; and make it easier for states to expand Medicaid and create a public option for those that want it, as well as give people with employer-based coverage the choice to participate. I believe healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and no one should go bankrupt trying to afford coverage.
And in the Presidential race:
Let’s keep up the momentum to flip Georgia Blue. Click below to donate and get involved with Warnock, Ossoff, Biden and their fellow Georgia Democrats campaigns: