Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) in support of Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign:
I have a name I want you to remember:
A community leader. A champion for civil rights, affordable health care, and a living wage.
He's the senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist, where he preaches from the same progressive pulpit as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did.
And today, he's announcing that he's running for the U.S. Senate in Georgia.
This is our chance to strike in a state Donald Trump narrowly won in 2016; to tip Georgia into the blue column.
Mitch McConnell is in full panic mode: reports say Republicans and their allies are going to spend tens of millions of dollars in an attempt to save this seat.
That's because we could legitimately win here in 2020. If we win in Georgia, we will almost certainly flip control of the Senate.
We need a change. We need leaders like Raphael Warnock in the Senate.