Sen. Perdue Still Pressing Forward with Campaign, Despite COVID-19 Quarantine

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The Georgia special elections are high-stakes, tight races that will determine the outcome of the Senate majority. In order for Senate Republicans to maintain their majority, at least one Republican in the Georgia runoffs has to defeat their opponent.

Sen. David Perdue is one of two GOP members running for re-election in the Georgia runoffs. Perdue faces Jon Ossoff, a Democrat who ran for office in 2018, yet lost to GOP rival Karen Handel.


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On New Year’s Eve, Perdue and his wife went into quarantine after coming into proximity with a staffer that tested positive for COVID-19. Despite being in quarantine, however, the Georgia Republican isn’t allowing this to hinder his Senate campaign at all.

Perdue kicked off 2021 with a fresh Fox News interview yesterday, according to Newsmax.

Perdue on the Georgia Runoffs and More

While speaking with Fox News, Perdue described his entry into quarantine as “terrible timing,” yet also assured that his campaign won’t “miss a step” at all.

When speaking about the Georgia runoffs, Perdue explained that while the races will be tight, he doesn’t put much stock in the polls; the GOP senator reminded that during the general election, the polls showed Ossoff beating him by ten points, yet Perdue actually won by two points.

The Georgia Republican senator didn’t let the interview conclude without talking about the importance of election security. Perdue drew attention to the “vagaries” and “double standard” surrounding the verification of ballot signatures.

$2,000 Stimulus Checks for the Nation’s People

Sen. Perdue has backed President Trump’s calls for $2,000 stimulus checks, as has Sen. Kelly Loeffler, another Republican running in the Georgia special elections.

Perdue informed Fox News that $2,000 stimulus checks should have arrived months ago, back in September; he also explained that this has not happened due to Democrats’ purposeful obstruction of coronavirus relief. Ultimately, noted Perdue, the Democrat Party did not want to deliver Trump a win prior to the 2020 presidential election.

On Monday, Vice President Mike Pence will be in Milner, Georgia to campaign for Perdue and Loeffler. This return to the Peach State shall follow multiple past rallies the vice president has held for the sake of getting both Republican senators re-elected and sent back to Congress.

What did you make of Sen. Perdue’s interview with Fox News? Do you believe he will win his runoff election against Jon Ossoff? We want to know your predictions in the comments section below.