Trump Jr. cuts ad for Loeffler, Perdue in Georgia
Donald Trump Jr. is featured in a new ad urging Georgians to get out and vote for Sens. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) in the Jan. 5 runoff election that will determine the balance of power in the Senate.
The super PAC Save the U.S. Senate, which was founded last month by advisers to Trump Jr., is putting $500,000 behind the ad, which will run beginning Thursday on cable news and digital platforms.
The 30-second ad opens with footage of Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) saying, “Now we take Georgia. Then we change America.”
“There it is,” Trump Jr. says. “The radical left wants to tear down everything we’ve accomplished: defunding the police, eliminating private health insurance and dismantling the Supreme Court. On Jan. 5, the U.S. Senate is on the line, and my father’s accomplishments are on your ballot. Don’t let them take Georgia.”
Stop the radical left.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 8, 2020
Loeffler will face off against Democrat the Rev. Raphael Warnock, while Perdue will go up against Democrat Jon Ossoff. If Democrats win both races, each party will have 50 seats in the Senate, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris representing the tiebreaker.
Polls show a tight race in both contests after the presidential race in Georgia was decided by fewer than 11,000 votes. President-elect Joe Biden narrowly defeated President Trump in the state, becoming the first Democratic candidate since 1992 to win there.
Trump has contested the results, accusing Republican Gov. Brian Kemp of not doing enough to root out voter fraud.
Save the U.S. Senate PAC, which was launched by Andy Surabian and Taylor Budowich, has spent nearly $1 million on the Georgia Senate races so far, launching last month with a six-figure radio ad buy.
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