All eyes are on Georgia for the next month leading up to the January 5 dual runoffs four weeks from today that will determine Senate control. The stakes couldn’t be higher for each party: if Democrats win both seats (Republican Sen. David Perdue vs. Democrat Jon Ossoff, and appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler vs. Democratic pastor Raphael Warnock) they will have unified control of the government for the first time in a decade. But if Republicans successfully defend one race, the Senate will remain a GOP firewall against the incoming Biden administration.
That latter argument is probably the one Republicans best have going for them — though it’s one President Trump has seemingly repeatedly tried to undermine as he continues to claim — without even a modicum of proof or rationale — that he was cheated out of a win in Georgia, lashing out with particular ire at both Republican Gov. Brian Kemp (a onetime Trump ally) and GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger.
How important these races are to each party is borne out in the spending that’s
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