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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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GEORGIA: Jon Ossoff Launches Bid For US Senate

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Former congressional candidate Jon Ossoff said he will challenge Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue and “mount a ruthless assault on corruption in our political system” that’s prevented Congress from addressing urgent issues. The Democrat told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he would “raise a grassroots army unlike any this state has ever seen” by expanding the network of …

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GEORGIA: Election Server Wiped After Lawsuit Filed

The Associated Press reports: A computer server crucial to a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was quietly wiped clean by its custodians just after the suit was filed, The Associated Press has learned. The server’s data was destroyed July 7 by technicians at the Center for Elections Systems at Kennesaw State University, which runs the state’s election system. The data …

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GEORGIA: Karen Handel Wins US House Race

CNN reports: Republican Karen Handel has won Georgia’s high-stakes special election, CNN projects, the most expensive US House race on record. A little after 9:45 p.m. ET, Handel led Democrat Jon Ossoff by 5.7 percentage points, with 136 out of 208 precincts counted and 190,000 votes reported. At a Hyatt Regency in northern Atlanta, more than 100 Handel supporters packed …

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LIVE THREAD: Georgia US House Election Returns

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Heavy rain made for a wet afternoon in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, although it was unclear if the deluge will have much of an effect on voting as the hours ticked closer to the end of Tuesday’s nationally watched runoff between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff. The National Weather Service said storms would likely …

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Trump Again Attacks Georgia’s Jon Ossoff

Somebody is very worried: President Trump on Monday called out Democrat Jon Ossoff for living outside of the sixth Congressional district in Georgia where he is running for a House seat. Trump’s criticism of Ossoff comes on the eve of the closely watched special election in Georgia to fill the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. …

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Trump Makes Last Minute Pitch For Karen Handel

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: President Donald Trump made a last-ditch appeal to Georgia’s 6th District voters Monday, tweeting that they should back Republican Karen Handel during tomorrow’s special election in order to block Democrats’ tax, health care and border security agenda. Trump and several of his top White House advisers are said to be closely watching Tuesday’s special election to …

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GEORGIA: Right Wing Ad Campaign Claims Jon Ossoff’s Election Will Bring More Mass Shootings [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Ahead of the highly anticipated Tuesday special election in Georgia’s 6th District in which Democrat Jon Ossoff is hoping to end Republicans’ stranglehold on the House seat, a fringe conservative group is running an ad tying Ossoff to the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA). No, really. This is not a joke. Principled PAC is running an ad …

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GEORGIA: GOP Attack Ads Spin House Candidate Jon Ossoff As Terrorist-Loving Wealthy Gadfly [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: With the Sixth District race still 19 days from the finish line, House Republicans have leveled a new TV attack on Democrat Jon Ossoff, this time over Syrian refugees brought to the United States. Some of the ominous language: “ISIS is infiltrating America, and is using Syrians to do it. The FBI warned we can’t simply …

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