Commerce, Ga – Senator Kelly Loeffler (R) campaigned with Ninth District Congressman-elect Andrew Clyde (R) to rally the base ahead of the January 5 runoff.
The senator spoke about life after the pandemic favoring a “jobs-led economic recovery” and citing Georgia’s low unemployment because the state is open. However, unemployment claims were up in November, and many CARES Act programs will soon end.
She placed the blame on Democrats for blocking relief measures for families and small businesses. Loeffler stressed the need to support small businesses, hospitals, and schools.
“The future of the country is on the line here. We can go in the direction of building on the American Dream, building back our economy, or we can go the direction of socialism, which means big government, high taxes, government-run healthcare, defund the police, open border; that’s not right for Georgia,” Loeffler stated.
As for big tech interfering with conservative voices, Loeffler brought up the legislation in the summer to end the industry’s liability protections. If the U.S. Senate remains under Republican control, Loeffler commented that they would investigate big tech.
“These liability protections should no longer apply. They’ve acted as publishers, not platforms,” Loeffler asserted. “It’s also looking at their business practices. They’ve also conducted business on the premise that they would continue to suppress speech strategically, that’s not right for America.”
Senator Loeffler added that she called for a signature audit in Georgia elections and that her Opponent Raphael Warnock’s (D) organization is under investigation for voter fraud. The organization she referred to was The New Georgia Project, which Stacey Abrams founded. Warnock led The New Georgia Project until January of this year, when he announced his Senate run.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) announced the investigation of The New Georgia Project last week along with three other organizations.
Early voting in Georgia begins on December 14 through December 31, except for holidays.
Hear what Congressman-elect Clyde had to say at the event below:
“Here in Georgia, we’re going to have us a rodeo.”
Vice President Mike Pence pointed into the lively crowd and said Georgia is “up for the task” as the Jan. 5 runoff approaches for the U.S. Senate election.
Pence made his way to Gainesville as part of his “Defend the Majority Rally.” The stop was held at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center promptly at 3:15 p.m.
Mike Pence, Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, as well as Commissioner McDonald, spoke to hundreds of Georgia voters.
With the first election results for Senate, Warnock obtained under 33% of the vote. Loeffler received under 26% and Republican Doug Collins – who ran against Loeffler for the conservative vote – received under 20%. Since Collins conceded Loeffler, he has since then endorsed her. This gives potential to unite the Republican vote in the January runoff.
Loeffler will face Rafael Warnock. Perdue will run against Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff.
A runoff election is a second election that is held to determine a winner. This happens when neither candidate in the first election met the required threshold to win. Georgia law states that if no candidate breaks 50%, the top two vote-getters will run again to determine a winner.
Perdue stressed to voters the importance of early voting with his worry of ice storms in Georgia.
“We need your help to make sure the road to socialism never runs through the state of Georgia,” Perdue said. “By getting the vote out again, we will tell America and the Democratic party and the world that the work we’ve done the last four year has not been for not. We’re going to protect the work of Donald Trump and Mike Pence over the last four years that made America great again.”
Pence promised the voters that they are and will continue to fight on a legal matter with getting in the correct votes for the 2020 election and for America. Pence said President Donald Trump and himself stand strong with both Perdue and Loeffler.
“We’re going to keep fighting until every legal vote is counted. We’re going to keep fighting until every illegal vote is thrown out and whatever the future holds, we will never stop fighting to make America great again,” Pence said. “That’s why Georgia and America need David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler back in a Republican majority.”
Pence spoke to the crowd to campaign for Perdue and Loeffler with the upcoming January runoff. The runoff is crucial to the Republican party, beings it will determine which party has control over the Senate.
Loeffler reiterated to voters what is important to her, which is “conservative values.”
“It is our job to keep America great, keep fighting for this President, keep fighting for this Vice President because they love America,” Loeffler said. “We’re going to be fighting for your conservative values.”
The Vice President also took the time to talk about the successes of the Trump Administration, highlighted the restoration of America’s military and said Trump has been a man of his word. Additionally, Loeffler, Perdue, Pence and Trump are firm believers in supporting law enforcement.
Pence stated that Pfizer turned in their vaccine to the FDA, with 40 million vaccines to be distributed across America by the end of the year.
“That’s the leadership of President Donald Trump; we’re in the miracle business,” Pence said.
The Georgia Secretary of State officially reported President Trump’s loss of Georgia overall in the 2020 election. President-elect Joe Biden makes him the first Democratic presidential nominee to win Georgia since Bill Clinton in 1992.
With early, in-person voting in Georgia starting on Dec. 13, Pence said it is crucial to go out and vote for Senators that will continue to defend important American rights.
“A careful study of U.S. history shows that every time the American people are given a choice, between a future of more freedom and a future of less freedom, the American people choose freedom every time…so go tell them freedoms on the ballot on January 5.”