Ossoff Campaign Statement on GOP’s Defensive Investments in Georgia

“Senator Perdue and the GOP will spend this entire campaign on defense in Georgia” — Ellen Foster, Ossoff Campaign Manager

Atlanta, Ga. — Today, President Trump’s reelection campaign announced early investments in Georgia amid slumping poll numbers and alarm bells for the GOP, with Trump TV ad buys beginning tomorrow and the opening of an office in metro Atlanta this weekend.

In response to this early and defensive GOP investment, the Jon Ossoff for Senate campaign released the following statement:

“Senator Perdue and the GOP will spend this entire campaign on defense in Georgia,” said Ellen Foster, Ossoff’s campaign manager. “David Perdue and his allies are tasked with defending an indefensible record of pandemic and recession, allegations of insider trading and financial misconduct, and an indefensible president. The people of Georgia are ready to elect leaders who will fight for them, and that’s why Perdue will lose in November.”

Georgia is hotly contested this year, with Vice President Biden’s campaign committing to compete in Georgia, two tight U.S. Senate races on the ballot in November, competitive contests in the 6th and 7th Congressional districts, and control of the State House up for grabs. 

Cook Political Report’s Jessica Taylor today wrote that “Georgia is the state, hands down, that I’ve heard increasing worry about from Republican sources this week at both the presidential and Senate level.”

A recent Public Polling Policy survey found Democratic Nominee for U.S. Senate Jon Ossoff leading his opponent, GOP Senator David Perdue (R-Ga.), 45-44 percent, and a Fox News poll yesterday found the race statistically tied. 

The Fox News poll also found Vice President Biden leading President Trump in Georgia, 47-45 precent, and that Trump is underwater in the Peach State, with 47 percent approval and a clear majority, 51 percent, of Georgians disapproving of Perdue’s close ally in the White House.

The state has been trending toward Democrats for years, with Stacey Abrams’ close contest for Governor in 2018 underlying Georgia’s ultra-competitiveness. Georgia Democrats saw record-breaking turnout in the June 9 primary, in which Democrats outvoted the GOP by nearly 200,000 votes.

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