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Harris Swears-In Three Senators, Dems Take Control

USA Today reports: Georgia’s Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff were sworn into the Senate Wednesday, officially giving Democrats control of the chamber as President Joe Biden aims to push through his legislative agenda. The senators were sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, one of her first actions as vice president just hours …

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Ossoff Defeats Perdue In Georgia Senate Runoff

USA Today reports: Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock both won Senate runoffs in Georgia, giving Democrats control of the Senate. Ossoff is projected to defeat incumbent Republican David Perdue in Georgia’s runoff elections, according to NBC News and CBS, giving Democrats a majority in the Senate. Ossoff’s victory came hours after Democrat Raphael Warnock prevailed over incumbent Republican Sen. …

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Dems Far Outraise GOP Candidates In GA Senate Races

The Associated Press reports: The Democrats running for Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats each raised more than $100 million over two months, a massive haul that eclipsed campaign contributions to their Republican opponents. Democrat Jon Ossoff, who is taking on Republican Sen. David Perdue, took in more than $106 million from Oct. 15 through Dec. 16, according to his latest …

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Over 2M Have Early-Voted In Georgia Senate Runoffs

Reuters reports: Nearly 2.1 million people have cast ballots in a U.S. Senate runoff election in Georgia that will determine whether Democrats control both chambers of Congress and the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda, according to state data published Thursday. Turnout has been higher in some of the heavily populated areas around Atlanta that delivered Biden a narrow victory …

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Early Voting In GA Senate Runoffs Smashes Records

The Hill reports: More people cast ballots on the first day of early voting in Georgia’s Senate runoffs this week than those that did so when early voting opened ahead of the 2020 general election. Roughly 168,000 Georgians went to the polls on Monday, the first day to vote early in-person in the state’s two critical Senate runoff elections. By …

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In-Person Early Voting Begins In GA Senate Runoffs

The Wall Street Journal reports: Early in-person voting began Monday in Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoffs, with both parties racing to turn out supporters for the Jan. 5 election that will determine control of the Senate. The opening of some polling locations for voters comes as roughly 1.2 million voters already have requested absentee ballots for the runoff election, and more …

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Biden To Stump For GA Senate Candidates Next Week

Politico reports: President-elect Joe Biden will travel to Georgia next week to stump for Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock ahead of their Jan. 5 Senate runoffs. Biden’s transition team announced Thursday that the president-elect will visit Georgia on Dec. 15 to campaign for the two Democratic candidates. The president-elect has traveled sparingly in both the lead up to and …

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Obama To Rally Virtually For GA Senate Candidates

The Washington Post reports: Former president Barack Obama will try to boost the fortunes of the two Democratic Senate runoff candidates in Georgia with an appearance Friday at a virtual get-out-the-vote rally. The event comes in advance of a Dec. 7 voter registration deadline in the state for those who want to participate in the twin runoff elections on Jan. …

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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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Abrams: We Can Win Those Senate Seats In Georgia

Reuters reports: Georgia Democratic activist Stacey Abrams said on Sunday that her party would pour unprecedented resources into two runoff Senate races in the traditionally Republican-leaning state that will determine control of the top U.S. legislative chamber. Abrams, who narrowly lost a race for governor in 2018, has been credited with boosting Democratic hopes in the state, where President-elect Joe …

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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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DRACARYS: Ossoff Goes Viral With Blistering “You’re A Crook” Jab At Georgia GOP Sen. David Perdue [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff went viral on Wednesday night after criticizing Republican Senator David Perdue’s record on health care and the COVID-19 pandemic at a televised debate. The former investigative journalist told viewers that his rival had been “looking after” his own assets amid the pandemic while downplaying the threat posed by the virus. He also …

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New Monmouth Georgia Poll: Biden +5, Ossoff +3

Just in from Monmouth Polling: The race for Georgia’s electoral votes remains very close, but Joe Biden has gained ground on Donald Trump in the latest Monmouth University Poll. Democrats have also improved their standing in the two U.S. Senate races, erasing a GOP lead in the regularly scheduled contest and leaving two Republicans fighting for a spot in the …

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NYT/Siena Georgia Poll: Jon Ossoff Tied, Joe Biden Tied

The New York Times reports: In the regularly scheduled Senate election, Mr. Ossoff is now tied with Mr. Perdue at 43 percent. Mr. Perdue led Mr. Ossoff by four percentage points a month ago, 41 percent to 37 percent. The survey was conducted from Oct. 13 to 19, and it found no immediate evidence of a shift in Mr. Ossoff’s …

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Rafael Warnock +8 Over Loeffler In GA Senate Poll

The Associated Press reports: Former President Jimmy Carter, along with former first lady Rosalynn Carter, on Tuesday endorsed Democrat Raphael Warnock. Warnock, pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta where the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached. Carter is the second former president to back Warnock, joining Barack Obama, who announced his endorsement on Friday. Rep. Doug …

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Joe Biden And Trump Tied In New Georgia Poll

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A new poll conducted for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows the presidential race in Georgia could not be closer. The poll pegged Trump and Biden at 47% apiece, with an additional 1% of voters backing Libertarian Jo Jorgensen. Georgia’s twin U.S. Senate races are also competitive. U.S. Sen. David Perdue (47%) and Democrat Jon Ossoff (45%) are …

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Dem Senate Candidate Jon Ossoff Says Opponent’s Campaign Altered His Photo In “Anti-Semitic Trope”

The Washington Post reports: Democrat Jon Ossoff on Monday denounced a now-deleted Facebook ad by Sen. David Perdue’s (R-Ga.) campaign that appeared to make Ossoff’s nose look larger, accusing Perdue of playing on anti-Semitic tropes. Perdue’s campaign blamed an outside vendor and described the altered photo as an “unintentional error” that was caused when a filter was applied. According to …

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GEORGIA: Dem Turnout Tripled Despite Voting Issues

NBC News reports: Despite massive problems at the voting booth, Democratic turnout in Georgia’s primaries skyrocketed — with three times as many votes cast in the Senate primary as in 2016. With 91 percent of the vote in as of Friday, nearly 960,000 voters had cast ballots in the Democratic Senate primary race won by Jon Ossoff, compared to 310,000 …

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GEORGIA: Jon Ossoff Wins Dem US Senate Primary

Roll Call reports: Documentary film producer Jon Ossoff won a crowded Democratic primary Tuesday to challenge GOP Sen. David Perdue, narrowly avoiding a runoff with former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson after hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots were counted late Wednesday. One of seven Democratic candidates in the primary, he had 50.5 percent when The Associated Press called the race …

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