If she and Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue win, they will “save the country,” Lofler said Wednesday.
Loughfler and Perdue Warnock and their campaign against Democratic candidate Joan Ossoff were branded as a great struggle between the United States and socialism, although their opponents were both investors. Lofler’s attacks came after the Republican Party clashes between Loughler and Doug Collins of the Republic of Georgia in the special election, which allowed Warnock to escape relatively so far.
During a campaign rally in Marriotta on Wednesday – her first in a runoff election – Lofler went after Warnock for working for the church 25 years ago, inviting the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro to an event where he is now a “Marxist” ideologue, even though he is a capitalist and a Christian.
“What you need to know is that in our own communities, he doesn’t care about the things we care about,” she said.
Her campaign aired a statement this week, questioning whether “this” America – showing a pledge of allegiance to young students’ classrooms – was still America “controlling the Senate on the left.” The ad then shows pictures of the crowd, lights signs that say “Defend the police” and plasters a quote from Warnock’s 2015 speech after a police officer killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in which some officers were told “gangster and thug mentality.”
In 2008 another Lowler campaign statement in honor of Pastor Jeremiah Wright attacked Warnock, five years ago Wright gave the infamous sermon now defined by the three words “God Damon America”. The attack called for a 2008 presidential election campaign in which he delivered a keynote address on racial relations in the United States after criticizing his affiliation with then-Democratic candidate Barack Obama Wright.
Warnock said Lofler wants to divide Georgia and divert attention from her opposition to the Affordable Care Act and health care insurance. It will serve millions in the midst of an epidemic.
“If you really do not have an agenda for working families, I think you have to relocate working families,” Warnock said Thursday in Atlanta. “I want to focus on ensuring that affordable health care is available to every Georgian, that workers receive a share of some of the benefits they are creating, and that they can retire with dignity.”
He also defended his record. In response to a question about Wright, who has a history of anti-Semitic remarks, Warnock said that he “spent his entire career standing up against stupidity, hatred, xenophobia, wherever he was shown and the source.” Warnock said in response to Loughfler’s TV ad that there was “nothing” when he invited the late Cuban dictator to speak at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City in 1995. Young pastor.
Warnock reiterated throughout the campaign that he does not support police deception, that he has “deep respect” for law enforcement, but that he wants the country to have “equal protection under the law.” He called America “the greatest nation on earth.”
Warnock defended himself from last week’s Loughfler attacks, airing a statement saying opponents say he ate pizza with a fork, hated puppies and stepped on cracks in the sidewalk.
Democrats say Lonafler doesn’t remember Warnock’s character.
“With these attacks, Lofler is creating an alternative reality of his own,” Super PAC Senate Majority PAC President JB Poyersch, paired with Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, told CNN.
At the age of 35, Warnock was elected to lead the Ebenezer Baptist Church in 2005 and has since taken on issues such as amending the Criminal Justice Code in Georgia and expanding voter registration and Medicaid.
Meanwhile, Lofler described the work ethic she learned on her family’s Illinois farm, becoming the first person in her family to graduate from college and the work she did for the Intercontinental Exchange, commodities and financial exchange firm.
She later married Jeffrey Sprecher, chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, and co-owned WNBA’s Atlanta Dream. In late 2019, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Loughfler to replace the seat left by retired Sen. Johnny Isaacson.
But the senator has been plagued by attacks from the left and right, especially from Warnock and Collins, two of the many candidates who ran against her in the November race, whose term of office ends in 2022.
While Lofler spent over $ 20 million on her own race, Collins mocked her private jet lifestyle and accused her of profiting from the epidemic, referring to the multi-million dollar stock deals she and her husband made after attending a senators-only briefing in January. . Lofler said she never used confidential information to buy and sell stocks on her behalf, and that she would withdraw from personal stocks.
“She happily accepts the candidacy of a smuggling candidate in a QAnon conspiracy theory filled with hatred and stupidity,” Warnock said Thursday. “It’s a shame.”
This week, Lofler and Perdue called for the resignation of Georgia Republican Foreign Secretary Brad Rafens రాperger, saying his “abuse” and “lack of transparency” were “unacceptable” because Trump had unfoundedly disputed the results of the presidential election. Rafensberger responded by saying that he was not, and that it was “unlikely” that illegal votes would give a large enough margin to manipulate the results. He suggested that Lofler and Perdue focus on their own races to see Republicans keep the Senate.
Democrats have not won a Senate seat in Georgia since 2000. But their changing state population, voter registration efforts led by former state minority Stacey Abrams and showing Joe Biden in the state – the best for the Democratic presidential candidate since 1992 – could turn the state blue.
NRSC spokesman Jesse Hunt said the National Republican Senatorial Committee, along with the Perdue and Lofler campaigns, had raised a combined $ 32 million over the past six days and would formulate a massive field program in Peach State.
“Senators Perdue and Loughfler are incredible leaders for their state and the NRSC, and the entire Republican ecosystem, working with their teams on a lock-step to protect our country from being hijacked by control socialists,” Hunt said.
The story was updated with calls from Lofflers and Perdue for Rafansperger to resign and his response.
CNN’s Kyung La contributed to the report.