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Trump to address Republican rally in Dalton, Georgia

Republican incumbent Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue face challenges from Democrats Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.

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The Republican National Committee announced that President Donald Trump will headline a rally for the re-election of Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in Dalton, Georgia, on Monday, Jan. 4, a day before voters head to the polls for the runoff election on Jan. 5.

This rally will feature remarks from Trump, Perdue and Loeffler, as well as candidate for Public Service Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, and other Republicans. The rally will be Monday, Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. CT. The rally will be at the Dalton Regional Airport. Doors will open at 3 p.m. CT.

Because of the COVID-19 crisis, all attendees will be given a temperature check, masks which they are instructed to wear and access to hand sanitizer. For security reasons, attendees are asked to limit personal items and arrive early to expedite entrance into the venue. No homemade signs, banners, professional cameras with a detachable lens, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, backpacks or large bags will be permitted in the venue.

Re-electing Loeffler and Perdue is extremely important to Republicans nationwide as control of the Senate hinges on the results of the runoff. Loeffler and Perdue face well-funded challenges from Democrats Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. Wins by Warnock and Ossoff would split the Senate to 50 Republicans, 48 Democrats and two independents who caucus with the Democrats. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would give the Democrats the tie-breaking vote once she is inaugurated on Jan. 20. If either Loeffler or Perdue win re-election, the GOP would retain control of the Senate.

The Alabama Republican Party has sent more than 50 volunteers from the “Alabama Strike Force” door-to-door in Georgia to encourage Republican-leaning voters to turn out and vote for Loeffler and Perdue. The Georgia runoffs are scheduled for Jan. 5, though millions of Georgians have already voted through the state’s early and mail-in balloting provisions.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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