ATLANTA — After being forced into a January runoff and failing to gain support from a majority of Georgians, voters and the media have yet to hear from Senator David Perdue since his collapsing campaign deeply underperformed. While Jon Ossoff has already begun articulating his agenda to protect Georgians’ health care access and taking on corruption, Perdue has been notably silent.
This is the latest sign of his weak candidacy after Perdue had a historically bad closing few days of the campaign. In the final week, Perdue abruptly pulled out of the last debate after Ossoff hammered Perdue for his harmful agenda to strip away critical protections for 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions. Then he ran away from reporters in a desperate attempt to avoid answering tough questions about his dim reelection bid.
Perdue notoriously hasn’t held a single public town hall in his entire Senate term and has refused to talk to his constituents. Recent reports have exposed that Georgians “have not heard a lot from Senator Perdue” probably “by design.”
“After being rejected by a majority of Georgia voters, Senator Perdue is clearly in hiding,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Senator Perdue was in an extremely weak position heading into Election Day and now that he can’t depend on Donald Trump to carry him over the finish line, he’s clearly scrambling to figure out his path forward. Georgians are going to reject his hateful and divisive agenda that would take away health care from millions, and vote him out in January.”