Some big news today out Georgia:
A few weeks ago, the Rev. Raphael Warnock was struggling to separate himself from other Democrats in the crowded race to challenge U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler. With the help of a multi-million dollar ad campaign, several recent polls now show the pastor’s standing on the rise.
Warnock’s campaign tried to reinforce that trend by releasing a memo Monday with the results of an internal poll that shows him at 25%, within striking distance of U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s 29%. Trailing are Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (19%) and Democrats Matt Lieberman (11%) and Ed Tarver (5%).
Among the campaign’s arguments: No recent poll has shown Collins and Loeffler combining for 50%. And while the two Republicans trade shots at one another, Warnock has seized the opening to appeal to a broader part of the electorate.
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign will launch a new round of TV ads in Georgia this week focused on his criminal justice policies in a targeted appeal to Black men who are critical to his hopes of flipping the battleground state.
The 60-second “Shop Talk” ad features several Black men discussing in a barber shop the Democrat’s plans to abolish private prisons and get rid of cash bail. In a separate 30-second spot, the same group praises Biden’s selection of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as his running-mate.
The ads, which are set to debut Tuesday, are part of a TV expansion to offer multiple paths for Biden to win the presidency if he falters against President Donald Trump in top-tier battleground states such as Arizona and Florida. Along with Georgia, a new round of ads is also airing in Iowa.
U.S. Sen. David Perdue indicated Sunday he supported President Donald Trump’s push for a speedy vote on a Supreme Court nomination after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, becoming the latest vulnerable Republican to echo his party leaders calling for a quick confirmation.
“I am confident that President Trump will nominate another highly-qualified candidate who will strictly uphold the Constitution,” Perdue said. “Once the president announces a nomination, the United States Senate should begin the process that moves this to a full Senate vote.”
Both Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have called for a confirmation this year, and Perdue’s statement indicated he would support the president’s nominee. He didn’t distinguish whether he supported a vote before the November election or during a lame-duck session, and his aides said the senator had no say over the timing.
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