Republican Senate campaigns visit Columbus with final message before runoffs

Updated: Jan. 4, 2021 at 9:04 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler will be joining President Trump for a rally in Dalton, Georgia Monday night, but first she made a stop at the Columbus Airport with former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.

“We have to hold the line here in Georgia, that’s why we need you to get out and vote,” Loeffler said to a crowd of supporters in Columbus Monday morning.

Loeffler urged supporters to get out and vote, saying the future of the country is on the ballot.

“Our campaign has tremendous momentum because Georgians know the American dream is on the ballot right here in Georgia. The entire country is depending on us here in Georgia to get this job done. The American dream on our side of the ballot; socialism on the other side of the ballot,” Loeffler said.

Sonny Perdue echoed a similar message. He is campaigning alongside Loeffler on behalf of his cousin, first-term Sen. David Perdue.

“You’ve seen the progress here during that period of time and you’ve seen what’s happened where the lowest, lowest echelon has been raised with better jobs and the unemployment before COVID. The lowest ratio of unemployment in history especially for our minorities,” said Sonny Perdue said.

Sen. David Perdue is quarantining after a COVID-19 exposure, but the former governor did answer a special phone call from the senator during his remarks. Sen. Perdue said these runoffs aren’t about him or Sen. Loeffler anymore; they’re about the future of our country.

Former Counselor to President Trump, Kellyanne Conway, said the positive aspect of these runoffs is focusing on all of the great things the two senators have done and why the serve.

“They don’t need these jobs. They do it because they love this state. They do it because they believe in its people. They do it because they know that freedom and the future belong to each and everyone of us. They do it for young gentleman like these two boys,” Conway said.

Loeffler faces Rev. Raphael Warnock and Sen. Perdue is challenged by Jon Ossoff.

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