The upcoming special Senate runoff election in Georgia has attracted the attention of some of the heaviest hitters on both sides of the political aisle, which is not surprising given the high-stakes reward either side stands to gain from a victory.
According to Breitbart, the latest high-profile Democrat to stump for extreme leftist Georgia Democratic Senate challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff was none other than Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who headlined a virtual — and pricey — fundraiser for the two candidates on Monday night.
Former Baltimore County Executive Ted Venetoulis announced the swanky fundraiser, stating that such an event would bolster the Democrats’ efforts to secure a pair of victories in January against Georgia Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.
“Everyone in town, certainly Democrats in town and others want to help. Everyone realizes how critical it is to the Biden administration to be able to secure their policies and programs,” Venetoulis said.
Of course, what he means by that is the possibility of Democrats winning control of the U.S. Senate — a move that would change America overnight, as progressives in the Democrat party are predicted to quickly move on pushing through many of their wish-list policies.
Several other high-ranking Democratic Congresspeople joined the special fundraiser, which suggested giving amounts of at least $500 all the way up to $15,600. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Sens. Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) attended the event.
According to The Baltimore Sun, Venetoulis stressed the importance of raising as much money as possible to give Ossof and Warnock the best possible chances of winning their races in a state where Republicans historically have the majority of success in runoff elections.
“The more money they can get from outside of the district, which is essentially what the Republicans are doing, the more they can invest in their ground game and in their own campaign. It is critical,” Venetoulis said.
There’s still a long way between now and January 5 but, hopefully, Republicans will remain steadfast in their efforts to fundraise and boost Loeffler and Perdue’s chances at securing a much-needed victory for the country.