Ivanka Trump postpones campaign events in Georgia
President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump postponed campaign events in Georgia on Monday due to the coronavirus relief bill vote in Congress.
“Excited to be in Fulton Cty, GA this AM for an Early Voting event [with Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue]! Due to the COVID relief vote today, we’ll be postponing the rest of today’s events,” Ivanka Trump tweeted. “We must focus on what’s most important- support for hard working Americans. Relief is on the way!”
The president’s daughter and the incumbent Republican senators were originally slated to take part in a campaign rally in Walton County, Georgia, on Monday, as well as make an appearance in Suwanee. Perdue and Loeffler also rescheduled their appearances, though they are expected to head to Washington for the COVID-19 relief vote.
Despite cancellations from the headliners, a spokesperson from the Georgia Republican Party told the Walton Tribune that the Monday rally would continue.
Ivanka Trump was also scheduled to take part in a fireside chat with Loeffler and Perdue in Suwanee.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was also forced to make adjustments to her campaign schedule in Georgia on Monday. She canceled an appearance in Suwanee, and will now only visit Columbus to campaign for Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.
The Peach State has become a political hot spot ahead of the Senate runoff races on Jan. 5. The president will campaign in Georgia for Loeffler and Perdue on Jan. 4. His eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., campaigned for the Republican incumbents last weekend. Biden campaigned in the state last week for the Democratic challengers with former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D).
Polls show the candidates neck and neck ahead of the two races that will determine the balance of power in the Senate. The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Perdue narrowly leading Ossoff by 1.6 points, while Loeffler holds a razor-thin 0.8 point lead over Warnock.
–Updated at 11:55 a.m.
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