Republicans were so worried Trump would come to Georgia and disrupt the Senate runoff that they shut him out.
Donald J. Trump will not cross Florida to run against Herschel Walker in the final week of Georgia’s Senate runoff, two Republican campaign officials said Monday after both camps believed the former The president’s appearances carry more political risk than reward. .
The decision to keep Mr. Trump out of the spotlight is largely a response to the former president’s political style and image, which can energize his core supporters as well as Democratic voters and turn off a sizable portion of moderate Republicans.
Aside from a recently released poll that leans heavily toward the Republican Party, there is no evidence that Herschel-Walker will be able to run in Georgia’s Senate runoff. Without control of the Senate, independents and swing voters have little interest in voting for Herschel-Walker.
Senator Warnock, Trump, who has passed the runoff election, has already produced a large number of early voting voters in areas where the Democratic Party holds a majority. Sending Trump to Georgia would only make Walker’s possible defeat wider, but it shows Trump is toxic and Republicans can’t let him run in Georgia because he would alienate moderate Democrats and Republicans party voters.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a congressional correspondent for the White House Press Fellowship and PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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