Ivanka Trump rallied voters in Georgia on Monday on behalf of Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, saying the two Republicans are the last line of defense against the “most radical socialist agenda in American history.”
Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris, meanwhile, told voters at a campaign stop with Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock that they have the “power to change the course of history of this country.”
“As far as I’m concerned Georgia — Columbus — 2020 ain’t over until Jan. 5,” Ms. Harris said. “That’s when 2020 will be over. That’s when we’ll get this thing done. Because as you know, everything is at stake.”
A parade of high-profile politicians have deployed to Georgia in recent weeks.
President-elect Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Mike Pence visited the state last week, and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley campaigned there over the weekend.
Monday marked the second week of early voting in the state.
Both parties are urging their supporters to vote early out of concern that the runoff races could get lost in the holiday shuffle.
Ms. Trump said she hopes voters will turn out in record numbers ahead of the Jan. 5 runoff.
She said voters should send Mr. Perdue and Ms. Loeffler back to Washington to “protect all that America stands for” and, she added, “fight for Trump.”
Ms. Trump said Mr. Perdue and Ms. Loeffler are the last line of defense against higher taxes, job-crushing regulations and open borders.
“This is the most important congressional runoff in our nation’s history,” the president’s elder daughter said. “Georgia will decide which party controls the United States Senate. You will decide which party writes our laws, which party holds congressional hearings, and which party spends your hard-earned taxpayer dollars.”
Republicans need to win one of the races to defend their Senate majority.
Ms. Harris also said the stakes couldn’t be higher.
‘The decisions you make, the work you put into it, will impact people who you may never meet,” the California Democrat said. “People who may never know your names.
“This will not be easy, and it is within our power to change the course of history of this country,” she said. “Changing the balance of the United States Senate, which is what this election will do, will make all the difference.”
Polls show the races are tight, underscoring the sense of urgency.
“If Ossoff and Warnock win Georgia, Democrats will gain control of the U.S. Senate and they will enact the most radical socialist agenda in American history,” Ms. Trump said.
She said Georgia voters will decide “whether our children will grow up under an oppressive government or whether America will remain the land of the free.”
She said Mr. Perdue and Ms. Loeffler will fight for “election integrity and protect American democracy — and fight for Trump.”
“While Dems are focused on making American dependent on Washington, David and Kelly are focused on liberating each individual and freeing them to thrive,” she said.
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