Control of the Senate Likely to Come Down to Two Runoff Races in Georgia

Control of the Senate will likely come down to two runoff races in Georgia.

Republican Senator David Perdue has fallen behind the 50% level needed in order to avoid a runoff with Democrat challenger John Ossoff.

Meanwhile, January 5th Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler will face Democratic nominee Raphael Warnock in a runoff after defeating Doug Collins.

Per TheHill “in a sign of the knife sharpening to come, campaigns for Perdue and Ossoff are trading blows ahead of an expected two-months slog that will turn the traditionally red state into the frontlines over the Senate majority battle.

“If overtime is required when all of the votes have been counted, we’re ready, and we will win,” said Perdue’s campaign manager Ben Fry, while linking Ossoff to “Chuck Schumer’s radical, socialist agenda.”

According to a report from Politico House Majority Whip warned in a call going too far from the left could hurt their chances in these two races.

If “we are going to run on Medicare for All, defund the police, socialized medicine, we’re not going to win,” Clyburn reportedly said.