“We know this is going to be an uphill battle,” she said. “It’s going to be a competitive fight.”
The January 5 runoff election will see Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock run against incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Jon Ossoff against GOP Senator David Perdue.
Republicans on Sunday were cautiously optimistic about their chances of winning the Georgia races, which would allow them to control Biden and the Democratic House. The Senate is now stuck between 48 and 48, but Republicans lead unsolicited races in Alaska and North Carolina.
One big change in the January runoff will be the absence of President Donald Trump at the top of the ticket. Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on NBC’s Meet the Press that the races will be more about politics.
“I don’t think Americans want to sign up for the Green New Deal and Medicare for All and so on,” he said. “I think we’ll do well in the Georgia race. But it’ll be a challenge.”