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Top GOP super PACs drop $70 million on Georgia Senate runoffs

Top GOP super PACs drop $70 million on Georgia Senate runoffs
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Two top Republican super PACs are taking out a massive $70 million ad buy in Georgia ahead of the state’s two Senate runoff elections in January.

Senate Leadership Fund (SLF) is dropping $35 million in the state in support of Sen. David PerdueDavid PerdueAdvocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee Bipartisan bill would ban lawmakers from buying, selling stocks MORE (R), who is slated to face off against Democrat Jon OssoffJon OssoffAdvocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout Klain on Harris breaking tie: 'Every time she votes, we win' Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE on Jan. 5, while another super PAC, American Crossroads, is spending $35 million to boost Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerAdvocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee Bipartisan bill would ban lawmakers from buying, selling stocks MORE (R) in her bid against Democrat Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockAdvocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout 'Bloody Sunday' to be commemorated for first time without John Lewis LeBron James's More Than A Vote ad campaign focuses on defending voting rights MORE.

The combined $70 million ad buy brings the two groups’ total spending in the runoffs so far to nearly $80 million. The super PACs announced $9 million in radio and television advertising earlier this week.

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The latest ad buy from SLF and American Crossroads was first reported on Friday by Politico.

Both parties have already begun spending heavily in the Georgia runoffs as they battle over control of the Senate. Republicans are currently slated to enter the next Congress with 50 seats to Democrats’ 48. Given that Democrats will control the White House next year, the party needs to win both seats in Georgia to take control of the upper chamber.

Even before the latest investments from SLF and American Crossroads, more than $135 million in television ads had already been booked in the Georgia runoffs.

“The radical left is pouring money and people into Georgia because they know Perdue and Loeffler are all that stands between America and socialism,” said Stephen Law, the president of SLF. “We’re going to do everything humanly possible to keep radicals like Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock out of the Senate.”

The spending announcement from SLF and American Crossroads came as Georgia’s top elections official certified the results of the Nov. 3 general election, formalizing President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenCNN: Bidens' dogs removed from the White House Federal judge rules 'QAnon shaman' too dangerous to be released from jail Pelosi says Capitol riot was one of the most difficult moments of her career MORE’s win over President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump vows 'No more money for RINOS,' instead encouraging donations to his PAC Federal judge rules 'QAnon shaman' too dangerous to be released from jail Pelosi says Capitol riot was one of the most difficult moments of her career MORE in the state. Biden is the first Democratic presidential candidate since 1992 to carry Georgia’s electoral votes.