In Georgia, a December 6th runoff election between incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker could decide the balance of the Senate, and the Washington machine is already discussing how best to maximize their chances in the Peach State.
For the Democrats, it’s likely all about money. Senate Democrats have already suggested that they are going to spend upward of $7 million on the ground in Georgia in the coming weeks, setting a rather large benchmark for a single seat.
For the Republicans, the story may be more about character than cash, and one former Trump White House staffer seems to think that using her former boss sparingly in Georgia is the way to go.
On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered,” co-host and former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany stated that no Republican should announce their 2024 presidential candidacy until Georgia’s Senate runoff is completed and responded to the prospect of former President Donald Trump going to Georgia by stating that “we’ve got to make strategic calculations. Gov. DeSantis, I think he should be welcomed to the state, given what happened last night.”
McEnany also pushed back against the idea that Trump could announce his 2024 candidacy in the coming weeks.
McEnany continued, “I know there’s a temptation to start talking about 2024, no…2022 is not over. Every [bit of] Republican energy needs to go to grinding the Biden agenda to a halt. And that could go straight through the state of Georgia on December 6.”
Trump had teased a potential announcement as early as November 7th, but now appears dead set on announcing his potential reelection campaign on Tuesday the 15th instead.