Griffin, Ga. – With the Senate controlling for graves in twin runoff elections, more than $ 2 million is being poured into a day of TV and radio advertisements in Georgia and spending starts just before January. 5 votes.
Republican voter Richard Digloria of Gwinnett County, a suburb of Atlanta, said, “Most people are saying, do we really have to go through all this again”.
According to ad tracking firm Advertising Analytics, more than $ 46 million has been spent in both races before the election. According to the advertisement, $ 214 million has already been booked and is expected to come before the elections.
Competition – GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler pitted against Democratic challenger Rafael Warnock and Republican Sen. David Perdue is facing Democratic rival John Ossoff – expected to become the most expensive Senate contest as the haze of political attack ads threatens to tarnish Christmas promotions. Through the holiday season in a state just to come to grips with its new status as a battleground.
In addition to the campaigns, which have both been seen pouring money into their coffers at the grassroots and from large donors, spending has been dominated by deep-pocketed super PACs on both sides of Aisley who spend heavily in the race for the Senons .
On the Democratic side, the Senate Majority PAC has created two spinoffs to run ads against Loeffler and Perdew, including spots that try to portray them as creatures of the Washington swamp, perhaps from supporters of President Donald Trump In an effort to concede defeat, those who are struggling with the state’s GOP leaders to authenticate President-elect Biden’s victory in the state.
On the Republican side, GOP operative Karl Rove and the Senate Leadership Fund have promised to spend millions of dollars, including ads that may be aimed at dismal voting from liberal suburban voters who have supported Biden, But Democrats may not be completely comfortable with putting them in charge of everything.
Voters are not thrilled.
“Emails, text messages, mailers, you name it – can’t you talk to me now please?” Marty Harbin, a state Republican, said that even he gets frustrated with the endless barrage. “Everyone is using every tool they have.”
Some people took to social media to scream in the void.
“Save your money. I don’t need any more rubbish in my mailbox, spam phone call or email,” said One Georgia Twitter User. “I can’t watch anything without political ads. I get it, but I’m so tired,” Tweeted another.
With about three-quarters of voters in the Atlanta media market, a handful of its TV stations are already approaching saturation. From morning to night, every commercial break shows at least one political advertisement. Some of the four-to-back campaigns are full of spots, playing as a short debate between rounds of Wheel of Fortune.
A Republican supporting Loeffler accused Warnock of being anti-police, followed by a Warnock advertisement in which police officers said the attacks were false. A Democratic super PAC ad then accuses Perd of corruption, which the GOP Super PAC ad has countered by saying Ossoff is too far-fetched.
Sky-high advertising is powered by stratospheric bets. This is an unprecedented situation – a double-pseudo runoff deciding to control the Senate after a highly polarized election. Democrats need to win both runaways to control the Chamber, with Kamala Harris casting a tie-breaking vote. Republicans just need to take one race to take control of the Senate.
“(These races) will determine the direction of our country for the next 50 to 100 years,” Perdue said Monday at a campaign stop at the shooting range, standing in front of a bus with four words: “Save Georgia. ” . “
Perdue added with the sound of gunshots in the distance, “I’m not overstating it. It’s potentially right now.” “If they get our two seats, it will be 50-50. And that means the tiebreak will be vice-president (Harris). And so they will have a majority.”
Purdue did not mention Osoff or Warnock in his remarks, but said he would like to buy a progressive New York representative. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took an airplane ticket to come to Georgia to campaign for Democratic candidates.
Republicans see the Senate as the “last line of defense”, with Loeffler putting it in a fundraising solicitation, as Democrats will have full control of Washington with Biden in the White House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the House and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is the chief. The Democrat wins if the Senate.
“Our entire country can swing so far the other way that we can never turn to the Republicans,” a voter who turned out to see Purdue at the shooting range. “I think this is the most important runoff election ever.”
Republicans have warned that Democrats will ask to cement their majority if they abolish the Senate filibuster and win the new, Democratic-leaning union. “Now we take Georgia, then we change America!” As Schumer stated in repeated broadcast clips in GOP ads.
Nevertheless, democratic disappointment in regular Senate elections means that the agenda is probably on hold for now, because even if they win in Georgia, the party will only have the prominence and narrowness of their more conservative members, such as the West Virginia Sen. . Joe Manchin said they would not support those changes.
Democrats don’t disagree about race bets, which will determine if Biden has a favorable congress to work on everything from cabinet nominees to the new Kovid-19 relief measures.
CEO Ness Uphot of the New Georgia Project, a progressive group that works to register voters, citing Kovid, said in previous elections, the argument that it was a life or death situation was a form of hyperbole. Can be rejected. ” 19 epidemic. “It’s for the whole kitten. It’s for the whole ball game.”