Stacey Abrams: Georgia Senate runoff to be ‘competitive, hard fight’

Abrams, the Democrats' hero of the 2020 presidential election, knows the eyes of the nation remain on the Peach State.

Stacey Abrams has been celebrated as a hero of the 2020 presidential election. The former Democratic gubernatorial candidate registered over 800,000 Georgians to vote, people whose cast ballots were instrumental in flipping the state of Georgia to blue for the first time in 30 years. 

The eyes of the nation remain on the Peach State as two Senate seats go up for grabs after an election that resulted in a pair of runoffs. 

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams campaigns in October for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at a Democratic canvass kickoff at Las Vegas’ Bruce Trent Park. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Republican senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue face serious challenges by Democratic contenders Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff because of Georgia’s requirements for run-off elections when one candidate doesn’t garner the required 50-percent and one vote. 

Warnock received 32.9 percent of the vote against Republican incumbent Loeffler, who got 26 percent. Opponents Ossoff and incumbent Perdue garnered 47.8 percent and 49.8 percent respectively.

“I want to push back against this anachronistic notion that we can’t win in Georgia,” Abrams told Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union. 

“This is going to be the determining factor of whether we have access to health care and access to justice in the United States,” she said. “Those are two issues that will make certain people will turn out.”

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“We know this is gonna be a hard fight,” she maintained. “It’s gonna be a competitive fight.”

Abrams has said she and the two Democratic candidates will be “working together to make certain voters come back.” 

The two seats in contention could potentially secure a Democratic majority in the Senate. 

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Republican Sen. Mitt Romney has called for President Donald Trump to concede his loss to Joe Biden in the presidential campaign. But Romney believes the GOP can win in Georgia based on policy. 

“I don’t think the American people want to sign up for the ‘Green New Deal’ and for ‘Medicare for All’ and so forth,” he said. “So I think we’ll do well in the Georgia race. But it’s going to be a challenge.”

The Guardian is reporting that in just two days, Abrams has single-handedly raised $3.6 million in financial support for the high-profile Senate race. 

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