The minute he beat President Donald Trump, leftists pledged to take on Joe Biden. But Georgia’s unresolved Senate elections are helping to hold the peace for a couple more weeks between the warring sides of the party, and then it’s open season. The reasoning behind the new cease-fire is simple: a lot of the progressive agenda is doomed if Democrats don’t win back control of the Senate.
This is why the left has put its weight behind Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, the Progressive candidates in Georgia. Ossoff, in fact, is not seen as one of their own by leftists. Even, top democratic elected leaders and groups are still setting their disappointments aside for the Jan. 5 races to vote and raise money instead.
The team of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) stated she earned more than $600,000 for external groups that work to elect the Georgians. The Working Families Group, a nationwide left-wing movement, is expected to spend more than $1 million on the initiative. Members of the so-called Squad, Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), are attempting to turn out Muslim voters in the province.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who has had a cold relationship with Ossoff for a long time, is lending a hand as well. When Ossoff unsuccessfully stood for the House in a 2017 special election, Sanders said that he wasn’t aware if he was progressive. Sanders faced criticism this year for not originally supporting Ossoff, although he had come out in favor of Warnock previously. But Sanders has officially gotten behind Ossoff in recent weeks and collected funds with his huge email list for both candidates. He pulled in a sum of $400,000 for them, according to an associate.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will cast tie-breaking votes in a 50-50 Senate, granting the party control over the house if Democrats unseat all Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. To retain control, the GOP needs to win only one of the races.