In just under one month, voters in Georgia will determine whether Democrats or Republicans will control the Senate. Two runoff elections are on January 5th.
Three of the four candidates took the debate stage last night. In the face-off between Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler and her Democratic opponent, Reverend Raphael Warnock, the presidential election took center stage, with Loeffler refusing to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden as the winner.
Democrat Reverend Raphael Warnock "Here we are several weeks after the election and
Kelly Loeffler continues to cast doubt on an American
Democratic election. It's time to put this behind us and
get focused on the concerns of ordinary people."
Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler "President Trump
has every right to use every legal recourse available
in our own state. We've seen time and again
that we have investigations that need to be completed."
Some tense moments there. Quite the opposite in the match-up between Republican Senator David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff — that's because Perdue didn't show up. He declined to participate ahead of the event.
Democrat Jon Ossoff "My message for the people of
our state at this moment of crisis is your senator
feels entitled to your vote. Your senator is refusing
to answer questions and debate his opponent because he
believes he shouldn't have to."
Ossoff took aim at Perdue's stock trading activities, which have been at the center of controversy. Perdue's team responded, saying Ossoff quote "Lost a debate against himself."