Tag Archives: David Perdue

Perdue Attacks “Disgusting” GA Sec Of State [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Sen. David Perdue tore into Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Monday for recording a phone call with President Donald Trump over the weekend, calling it “disgusting” to do so. “I guess I was raised differently,” Perdue, a Republican, said on Fox News. “To have a statewide elected official, regardless of party, tape without disclosing a conversation …

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Perdue In Quarantine Days Ahead Of Senate Runoff

CNBC reports: Sen. David Perdue of Georgia is quarantining after contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19, his campaign said Thursday, less than a week before the Republican’s runoff election against Jon Ossoff. His runoff against Ossoff is one of two runoffs in Georgia that will determine whether Republicans or Democrats have majority control over the U.S. Senate in …

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Perdue Begged Trump To Sign Relief Bill He’d Attacked

Bloomberg News reports: Georgia Republican Senator David Perdue lobbied Donald Trump last week to sign the pandemic relief bill he’d criticized, concerned that the president’s delay would harm his and Senator Kelly Loeffler’s prospects in the Jan. 5 runoff elections, according to people familiar with the matter. In a Christmas-Day phone call to Trump, Perdue argued that the bill was …

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Trump To Hold Jan. 4th Rally For GA Senate Candidates

The Hill reports: President Trump said in a tweet early Sunday that he will return to Georgia one day before two Senate runoffs in January that will determine control of the upper chamber. At a rally for Republican Georgia Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Valdosta earlier this month, a defiant Trump insisted that the election was “rigged” against …

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Warren Bill Would Ban Lawmakers From Trading Stocks

The Hill reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced Friday she’s reintroducing a bill to prohibit lawmakers from trading stocks as Democrats look to make the issue a key aspect of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs. The reintroduction of the bill by Warren and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) coincides with scrutiny Georgia Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R) and David Perdue (R) are facing …

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Perdue Edits Out China Work Experience In New Ad

The Huffington Post reports: Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) is out with a new biographical campaign video touting his family roots and his successful business career as he fights to hold on to his seat ahead of a Jan. 5 runoff against Democrat Jon Ossoff. The biographical information is nearly identical to a video he put out in 2014, with a …

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Loeffler And Perdue Defy Trump In Defense Bill Vote

Roll Call reports: Georgia Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler joined Hill Republicans in bucking President Donald Trump on Friday, voting to pass a defense policy bill that the president has been working for weeks to scuttle. The 84-13 vote on the annual National Defense Authorization Act forced every Republican in Congress to choose between their loyalty to the president …

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Mike Pence: Loeffler and Perdue May Be Our Last Line Of Defense To “Preserve Our God-Given Liberties”

The Associated Press reports: Back in Georgia to rally electoral support for the state’s two Republican senators, Vice President Mike Pence told voters in Augusta on Thursday that returning the incumbents to Washington would secure a GOP Senate and help preserve what he characterized as the successes of the Trump administration. “We need to send them back because the Republican …

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Bank Lobby Spends $1 Million On Ads For Pro-Banks David Perdue, Who Sits On Senate Banking Committee

Reuters reports: The largest U.S. bank lobby group is spending $1 million on television ads to boost Republican Senator David Perdue in a bid to ensure the Senate remains in Republican hands after Georgia election runoffs in January, according to federal filings. Perdue, who sits on the Senate Banking Committee and has long been an industry ally, backing lighter banking …

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Sen. David Perdue Privately Acknowledges Biden’s Win

The Washington Post reports: Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) appeared to tacitly acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in a video recording obtained by The Washington Post on Thursday, speaking just days before President Trump plans to travel to Georgia to campaign for Perdue and fellow senator Kelly Loeffler. “We know what this change of command at the top will mean with …

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Perdue Eyed For Timing Of Pfizer Stock Purchase

Salon reports: Sen. David Perdue, one of two multimillionaire Georgia Republicans facing tight runoff elections in January, drew scrutiny this spring for stock transactions made in the weeks ahead of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., while he was receiving privileged briefings on the impending pandemic. In a series of transactions in late February, Perdue also invested up to $245,000 …

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Perdue Traded Bank Stocks While Passing Pro-Bank Bills

Salon reports: David Perdue, one of two multimillionaire Georgia Republican senators facing insider-trading scrutiny ahead of runoff elections in January, traded hundreds of thousands of dollars in bank stock while passing pro-bank legislation on the Senate Banking Committee, financial disclosures show. Between 2017 and 2020, while on the committee, Perdue co-sponsored 14 bills that benefited the financial industry, including through …

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New Questions Arise Over Perdue’s Stock Trading

The Associated Press reports: Perdue’s timing was impeccable. He avoided a sharp loss and reaped a stunning gain by selling and then buying the same stock: Cardlytics, an Atlanta-based financial technology company on whose board of directors he once served. On Jan. 23, as word spread through Congress that the coronavirus posed a major economic and public health threat, Perdue …

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Perdue Pushed Tax Break For Wealthy Sports Owners

Georgia Public Radio reports: Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., privately pushed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to give wealthy sports owners a lucrative tax break last year, according to a previously unreported letter obtained by ProPublica. After the 2017 tax bill championed by President Donald Trump passed, Mnuchin and the Treasury had to write rules on how the legislation would work in …

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GOP Sen. David Perdue Refuses Any More Debates

The Associated Press reports: Republican Sen. David Perdue is declining to participate in debates against Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff ahead of their Jan. 5 runoff in Georgia. Ossoff’s campaign said Monday that Ossoff has accepted six invitations from various media organizations for debates between now and Jan. 5. But Perdue has said no to a Dec. 6 debate hosted by …

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GA Sec Of State: I’ve Seen No Evidence Of Voter Fraud

Atlanta’s NBC News affiliate reports: Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State said once again Tuesday night that he has seen no evidence of any widespread voter fraud in Georgia. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told Channel 2 investigative reporter Justin Gray that he is a conservative Republican supporter of not only President Donald Trump, but the two Republican senators who are …

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White House Pressured Georgia Senators Into Calling For Resignation Of Republican GA Secretary Of State

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: This was supposed to be the week that Republicans united behind U.S. Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue for a pair of Jan. 5 runoffs that could decide control of the Senate. Instead, the two senators leveled unfounded claims of a disastrous “embarrassment” of an election at fellow Republicans who oversaw last week’s vote – and …

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Republican Georgia Senators Demand Resignation Of Republican GA Sec Of State Over “Dishonest” Election

From Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Sen. David Perdue: The management of Georgia elections has become an embarrassment for our state. Georgians are outraged, and rightly so. We have been clear from the beginning: every legal vote cast should be counted. Any illegal vote must not. And there must be transparency and uniformity in the counting process. This isn’t hard. This …

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Dem Jon Ossoff To Face Runoff, Senate Control In Play

Vox reports: Republican Sen. David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff are headed to a Georgia Senate runoff after both candidates failed to clear the state’s 50 percent vote threshold to win outright. Georgia now has two Senate runoffs, both to be decided on January 5, 2021. Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler will face Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock in the runoff for …

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GOP Senator Bails On Final Debate After Viral Stinging

The New York Times reports: Senator David Perdue of Georgia withdrew on Thursday from the final debate in his tight re-election race, a day after his Democratic challenger, Jon Ossoff, called him a “crook” and accused the vulnerable Republican of trying to profit from the coronavirus pandemic. The rivals had been scheduled to face off on Sunday on the Atlanta …

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