The debut ad, his first TV spot of his campaign, highlights his upbringing in a Savannah housing project and his journey to the pulpit of Atlanta’s famed Ebenezer Baptist Church, the spiritual home of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
As the pastor walks along Savannah’s streets near his childhood home, Warnock speaks direct to camera about his push to expand access to Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, protect voting rights and advocate for income equality.“I’m Raphael Warnock and I realize that a kid growing up here today, and struggling families all across Georgia, have it harder than I did back then,” said Warnock. “That’s got to change. And it will. That’s why I approve this message.”
By the way, I love this:
Democratic candidates for Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats linked hands Wednesday night in a show of campaign unity aimed at invigorating the state’s Democratic voters ahead of the Nov. 3 general election.
Candidates Jon Ossoff, an investigative journalist challenging U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., and Rev. Raphael Warnock, the senior pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church running against U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., held a virtual town hall leading into the third night of the Democratic National Convention.
The event sought to highlight criticism of the Republican senators and to strengthen the Democratic frontrunner status of Warnock, who is competing alongside several other Democratic candidates in the race against Loeffler including Matt Lieberman, the son of former Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.
By the way, Ossoff is back on the air too:
“When Georgians needed help, Senator Perdue fought against $1,200 stimulus checks for workers,” said Ossoff, before accusing him of putting “donors and lobbyists who fund their campaigns ahead of ordinary people.”
It’s the latest attempt by Ossoff to gain ground on Perdue by criticizing his healthcare policy and his response to the pandemic, a theme that Democrats across the nation have seized upon as November nears.In late July, Ossoff released a Zoom-style ad urging leaders to “stop politicizing masks” and take more aggressive steps to corral the disease. And he’s criticized the U.S. Senate for going on August recess without extending coronavirus relief measures.
The ad by Senate Majority PAC claims the Republican is “taking care of himself while we suffered” when his advisers made dozens of stock sales during the pandemic. The group has reserved nearly $2 million in ad time through the fall to support the Democrat’s bid.
Several senators have come under scrutiny for stock trades after a Jan. 24 briefing focused on the disease. Records show nearly 100 transactions made on Perdue’s behalf from late January through mid-February, some from firms that surged during the pandemic and others that struggled.Perdue has said he did nothing wrong and that his stock trades were handled by advisers who operated independently and without their input. He didn’t take part in the Jan. 24 briefing. Later, he announced his advisers would no longer trade stocks in individual companies.
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