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Florida Senator Rick Scott is the latest high-profile GOP official to get involved in the high-stakes Georgia Senate runoff elections that could determine the fate of the U.S. Senate.
Just days after fellow Florida Senator Marco Rubio appeared at a “Save Our Majority” rally in Marietta to stump for GOP Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, Scott campaigned Friday for both candidates who will have their fates decided in upcoming runoffs that will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.
“We can win this. It’s the right thing for Georgia, it’s the right thing for Florida, it’s the right thing for the country,” Scott said at a rally in Forsyth County.
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott of Florida rallies for fellow GOP U.S. Sens. David Perdue & Kelly Loeffler at a packed restaurant in Forsyth County, Georgia:
“We can win this. It’s the right thing for Georgia, it’s the right thing for Florida, it’s the right thing for the country.” #gapol pic.twitter.com/R7QEBdJ70C
— Beau Evans (@beauvans) November 13, 2020
Scott, who was recently tapped to head the Senate Campaign Committee ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, has been active this week in the Peach State. On Wednesday, the former Florida governor released an ad in Georgia, targeting Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the radical policies he and his colleagues will enact if they control both the House and Senate.
Scott followed up the statewide commercial, appearing at a packed restaurant alongside Loeffler and Perdue, urging voters in Georgia to support the ticket in the runoffs.
“You’ve just got to get your votes out,” Scott told reporters following the rally. “We did it in Florida, and I know we’re going to do it in Georgia.”
Georgia continues to be the center of the political world, as all eyes focus on how the runoffs will shape the political landscape. Both Republican Senate candidates will have their elections decided in January after neither candidate was able to hit 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff.
Perdue will look to fend off Democrat Jon Ossoff, while Loeffler will face Democrat Raphael Warnock on Jan. 5.