Georgia Democratic challengers hoping to cement changing tides in Peach State

Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 5:39 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (WCTV) - A pair of Democratic challengers are hoping to make a “new Georgia,” as Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock made appearances in Atlanta on Tuesday to push voters out to go to the polls in the final hours of the state’s dual Senate run-offs.

After 428 days of campaigning, the message from Ossoff and Warnock have remained consistent: They want to, as they say, save Georgians. On Monday and again on Tuesday, Ossoff told crowds he believes his competitors are the “Bonnie and Clyde of Corruption.”

He believes the solution for the Peach State is voters going blue.

Whether in Valdosta, Augusta or Atlanta, when speaking to crowds the two Democrats continue to emphasize their main priority; providing relief to those affected by COVID-19.

Rev. Warnock believes they can push those stimulus checks into Georgian’s hands, working on providing affordable healthcare but, he believes its a collective effort to make that happen with himself leading the charge.

“Certainly we are concerned about these issues that are concerning the whole country,” Warnock said. “But Georgia deserves good representation. But Georgia deserves United States Senators who will be thinking about them.”

While Warnock had boots on the ground on the campaign’s final day, Ossoff visited polling locations, saying he feels confident.

He says he believes it will come down to just a thousand vote difference. If that were to happen, he does not plan on contending the results.

“We will fight hard, right through the finish, and we will respect the will of the people and that is what democracy is all about,” he said. “The power of our elected representative rests on the will and consent of the people.”

Neither campaign is hosting any sort of in-person event this evening.

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