According to Axis, which obtained audio of the one-minute spot, the ad is sponsored by a new super-PAC, Save the U.S. Senate, which was recently formed by advisors to the president’s son “amid growing concerns that Trump voters will boycott the Georgia Senate runoffs.” If Jon Scoff (D) were to defeat Sen. David Purdue and Raphael Warlock (D) beat Sen. Kelly Offer, that would give the Democrats 50 seats as well, making Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the tiebreaker.
“There are those who are exploiting the emotions of many Trump supporters with fantastic claims, half-truths, misinformation and, frankly, they are misleading the president as well, apparently,” Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Monday. I'm a New York-based news desk reporter for Forbes covering sports, politics and business.
… Read More'm a New York-based news desk reporter for Forbes covering sports, politics and business. Washington new ad featuring the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump., emphasizing support for gun rights is the latest effort by Republicans to increase voter turnout in the homestretch to Georgia ’s runoff election.
The advertisement will run statewide from Thursday through the Jan. 5 election on cable and digital platforms. It is the latest effort from Save the US Senate, a political action committee founded by Trump Jr.
Advisers Taylor Bucolic and Andy Serbian, to turn out voters who supported President Donald Trump in the November election. They are competing against Democratic candidates Jon Scoff and Raphael Warlock in the runoff election that will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.
In a statement on the ad, Serbian urged Trump supporters, who Republicans worry may stay home amid feuding between the president and Georgia Gov. Scoff on his campaign website says he supports second Amendment and lists reforms he says would reduce injuries and deaths from firearms, including “universal criminal history checks” and bans on the sales of high-capacity magazines and semi-automatic rifles.
The Democrat states plainly that he has not taken any money from organizations that support expanded access to firearms. In the issues section of Warlock’s campaign website, the Democratic candidate vows to “reduce senseless gun violence” and does not provide further details on his position.
Save the US Senate PAC has funded other advertisements in Georgia that feature Trump Jr. President Trump will also hold a rally on the eve of the election in the northwest part of the state, an area that has Republicans concerned because their supporters are not participating in early voting in large enough numbers.
Will join Purdue Friday night for a “Defend the Majority” rally in Irwin County. “ Donald understands how critical this election is to defending the great work President Trump achieved these last four years and knows that every Georgian needs to get back out and vote before January 5,” Purdue added.
“If you sit back and allow apathy to take over, and allow that to rule your thought process, you are literally giving the Democrats everything they have hoped for and dreamed for from conservatives for the last 50 years,” Trump Jr. Earlier this week, to march the beginning of early voting in Georgia, the Purdue campaign released a digital ad that prominently featured Trump Jr.
The respective runoff elections between Offer and Warlock, and between Purdue and Scoff, have been set for January 5 in the Peach State. President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in support of Senate candidates Kelly Offer and David Purdue in Dalton, Ga., on Jan. 4, 2021.
“But when you’re relying on someone to win you a Senate race that also lost statewide eight weeks prior, you’re not in a position of strength.” The immediate recrimination is emblematic of the complicated GOP dynamics that have emerged after Trump ’s loss in the November election.
For the next few weeks, the president’s focus remained on trying to overturn his personal results in Georgia and other states. Even at a Monday rally designed to drum up voting for Offer and Purdue, the president obsessed over his own political grievances, swiping at lawmakers from his own party, including Georgia Republican Gov.
The behavior left Republicans shaking their heads Tuesday night, incensed that it might have cost them two critical races. They ticked off a variety of reasons why Trump was to blame, even offering conflicting theories.
“Turns out if the leader of a party spends two months actively delegitimizing elections and saying voting doesn’t matter, voters listen,” said a Republican who worked on the runoff races. Josh Holmes, former chief of staff and campaign manager to McConnell, pointed out how poorly Trump ’s message had played in the Georgia suburbs.
Slammed attorney L. Lin Wood for asking Republican Georgia voters to withhold their votes during the upcoming runoff election, which will determine what party controls the Senate. Told GOP voters to “IGNORE” people calling for a boycott on voting for Georgia Republican Sens.
Over the weekend, Lin, who has been filing lawsuits for President Donald Trump challenging the election results, posted a series of tweets urging Republicans in Georgia not to vote in the runoff unless Offer and Purdue help overturn the election results in the state. Why are they doing little or nothing to support efforts by GA citizens to address unlawful election & need for @BrianKempGA to order special session of legislature?” Wood tweeted.
“If not fixed, I will NOT vote in GA runoff,” he continued. He then tweeted, “Politicians love votes & money (not necessarily in that order).
Want to get @SenLoeffler & @sendavidperdue out of their basements to demand that action must be taken to fix steal of the 11/3 GA election? Slammed attorney L. Lin Wood for asking Republican Georgia voters to withhold their votes during the upcoming runoff election, which will determine what party controls the Senate...
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Why it matters: Republicans worry that President Trump's grievances about the last election could keep his voters home for the next one. Don Jr., who did 100 campaign events between Sept. 1. And Election Day, has huge credibility with the base.
Save the U.S. Senate PAC is spending $500,000 on its debut TV ad, with Don Jr. The ad will run statewide digital and on Fox News in Georgia, and nationally on Newsman.
The super PAC, which launched last week with a six-figure radio buy, was started by two close Don Jr. Kelly Offer and David Purdue against their radical left opponents, is featured in a six-figure radio ad which dropped in the Peach State on Tuesday.
The ad begins with a soundbite of Chuck Schumer celebrating in the streets after the media declared former Vice President Joe Biden the victor of the 2020 presidential election. “On January 5th, the U.S. Senate is on the line, and my father’s accomplishments are on your ballot,” he stressed, adding, “Don’t let Chuck Schumer and the radical left succeed.
According to Axis, the ad will air statewide on both conservative talk radio and country music stations. Has remained outspoken in the weeks leading to the Georgia runoffs, addressing the rumors of “people that are supposed to be on our side” urging Republicans not to vote for the GOP incumbents.
IGNORE those people,” the president’s eldest son said, laying into those encouraging Republicans to sit on the sidelines in the January 5th runoffs. Alluded to in the ad, is maintaining a majority to uphold the vast accomplishments Trump ’s achieved over the course of the last four years.