Trump to hold rally in Georgia ahead of Senate runoffs

President TrumpDonald TrumpFranklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Man suspected in wife's disappearance accused of casting her ballot for Trump Stefanik: Cheney is 'looking backwards' MORE on Sunday announced plans to hold a rally in Georgia to garner support for the Republican candidates the day before the state's two Senate runoff elections.

The president tweeted on Sunday that he will head to Georgia on Jan. 4 for a rally backing Sens. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerGeorgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' Loeffler asks Georgia attorney general to investigate Raffensperger over 2020 election Former Rep. Doug Collins won't enter Georgia Senate race MORE (R-Ga.) and David PerdueDavid PerdueGeorgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' Warnock raises nearly M since January victory Georgia's top election official looks to shake political drama MORE (R-Ga.) before the runoffs that will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. 

“On behalf of two GREAT Senators, @sendavidperdue & @KLoeffler, I will be going to Georgia on Monday night, January 4th., to have a big and wonderful RALLY,” Trump posted. “So important for our Country that they win!”


The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced it will host the "Victory Rally" in Dalton, Ga., at 7 p.m. on Jan. 4. The RNC noted that all attendees will have their temperature checked and be provided with access to hand sanitizer and masks "which they are instructed to wear."

Loeffler and Perdue will also speak at the rally at the Dalton Municipal Airport. 


Loeffler and Perdue are facing off against Democratic candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively, in the Jan. 5 runoffs. The two Senate races were sent to runoffs after no candidate in either election won a majority of the vote. 

If the Democratic candidates win both seats, the upper chamber will be split 50-50, with Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHere's why Joe Biden polls well, but Kamala Harris does not Immigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart Carper urges Biden to nominate ambassadors amid influx at border MORE being the tie-breaking vote. If either Republican senator reclaims their seat, the GOP will retain control of the Senate. 

Trump campaigned for the two Republican senators last month, claiming during a speech that the presidential election had been “rigged” against him. Vice President Pence has also spent time in Georgia rallying support for the two Republicans. 

In the meantime, the president has refused to concede to President-elect Joe BidenJoe Biden28 Senate Democrats sign statement urging Israel-Hamas ceasefire Franklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Schools face new pressures to reopen for in-person learning MORE after Biden’s election win, promoting claims about widespread voter fraud without presenting supporting evidence. 

Democrats are hopeful they can turn the Senate seats blue on Jan. 5 after Biden became the first Democratic presidential nominee to win the Peach State since 1992.

Biden has campaigned for the Democratic contenders, encouraging Georgia voters to put Warnock and Ossoff in office to give him the Senate majority in addition to the slim House majority for the Democrats.