Trump Jr. aides launch super PAC to persuade president's supporters to vote in Georgia

Trump Jr. aides launch super PAC to persuade president's supporters to vote in Georgia
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A number of advisers to Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpHow Trump uses fundraising emails to remain undisputed leader of the GOP Donald Trump Jr. joins Cameo Book claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents MORE are rolling out a super PAC to drive Republican turnout in the two Senate runoff races in Georgia in January. 

“There is a critical role that must be played in both Georgia Senate runoffs: turning out the Trump vote. We know from past midterms and special elections that the Trump voter is not guaranteed to every Republican candidate, which is why it’s vital to directly engage these voters and not take them for granted,” adviser Andy Surabian told Politico.

The outlet first reported on Monday that the group plans to air ads featuring the president's eldest child across conservative television and radio networks in the state this week.


Republican donors inside and outside of the Peach State have poured money into the races, which will determine the balance of power in the Senate. Incumbent Sens. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerDraft Georgia congressional lines target McBath, shore up Bourdeaux Warnock picks up major abortion rights group's endorsement in reelection bid Trump endorses Hershel Walker for Georgia Senate seat MORE (R-Ga.) and David PerdueDavid PerdueDraft Georgia congressional lines target McBath, shore up Bourdeaux Trump stokes GOP tensions in Georgia GOP sees Biden crises as boon for midterm recruitment MORE (R-Ga.), along with their allies, have spent roughly $163 million in advertisements.

The development comes as President TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE continues to target the state's Republican governor, Brian KempBrian KempStacey Abrams to campaign for McAuliffe in Virginia Georgia police officer fatally shot on his first shift Alyssa Milano says it's the 'most dangerous time to be a woman in America' MORE, over his handling of the presidential election results in the state, sparking concerns the Republican Party could be divided ahead of the runoffs. The president called Kemp "hapless" in a tweet on Monday, saying he should use his emergency powers to overrule Georgia Secretary of state Brad Raffensperger. 

Kemp's office responded, saying the governor does not interfere in elections. 

“Georgia law prohibits the governor from interfering in elections. The Secretary of State, who is an elected constitutional officer, has oversight over elections that cannot be overridden by executive order,” the governor’s spokesman Cody Hall told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday. 

“As the governor has said repeatedly, he will continue to follow the law and encourage the Secretary of State to take reasonable steps  including a sample audit of signatures  to restore trust and address serious issues that have been raised,” he continued.

Additionally, reports have surfaced of Trump supporters planning to boycott the runoffs over the president's unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud. 

Trump, who is set to campaign in Georgia this weekend, urged supporters not to sit out the elections in a tweet on Friday. 

“No, the 2020 Election was a total scam, we won by a lot (and will hopefully turn over the fraudulent result), but we must get out and help David and Kelly, two GREAT people,” Trump tweeted in response to a Newsmax story about the boycott. “Otherwise we are playing right into the hands of some very sick people."