Senator Perdue abruptly pulled out of his last scheduled debate with Jon Ossoff and continues to face national scrutiny for his divisive remarks
ATLANTA — As Jon Ossoff joins President Obama for a Georgia campaign rally today, statewide momentum continues to swing away from Senator David Perdue.
The signs are just not in his favor.
Perdue is on the run. After Jon Ossoff’s tough questioning on Wednesday in Savannah, the Senator abruptly pulled out of Sunday’s debate and has been caught in recent days running away from reporters to avoid answering tough questions about his reelection chances.
President Trump was even forced to come to Georgia last night in an attempt to rescue Perdue’s collapsing campaign.
Obama’s visit to Georgia affirms Democratic energy across the state, confirming Senator Perdue’s own warning that Democrats have made the state of Georgia in play.
Today’s Morning Consult poll serves as yet another marker that Perdue is falling behind Ossoff after polling from last week showed Ossoff with a commanding lead among independent voters, a key voting bloc in Georgia. Ossoff has repeatedly slammed Perdue on his failed handling of the coronavirus pandemic and for voting to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which would put critical protections for Georgians with pre-existing conditions at grave risk.
“Momentum in Georgia is clearly on Jon Ossoff’s side as over and over again, Senator Perdue has failed to show leadership during this pandemic, take responsibility for his anti-health care agenda which puts Georgians’ health at risk, or end his divisive rhetoric that has offended families across the state,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Senator Perdue is in an extremely weak position heading into Election Day.”