Georgia’s Senate runoff is only three weeks away and democrats are hoping that bringing big names like former President Obama on the campaign trail could help incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) win the race against GOP candidate Herschel Walker.
Obama has not yet announced a trip to Georgia in light of the runoff elections, but his presence is likely as he had campaigned for Warnock last month. A Democratic ally said that there is no one in either party that is like Obama, and if he campaigns in Georgia he would most likely ensure Warnock’s win.
During Obama’s previous campaign visit ahead of the midterm elections, he spoke in front of 7,000 people covering key topics such as saving Democracy. At the time, Obama had said that Democracy is depending on the people working every day and not just on Election day. He had also stressed how important the midterm election was.
Warnock is expected to need support in convincing Democrats that going out to vote is still important, despite the fact that the Senate has already been won. Democratic strategist Rodell Mollineau pointed out that the hardest part of runoff elections was replicating the levels of enthusiasm of the midterm elections.
He also pointed out that many voters in Georgia went ahead and voted because Obama was there, and a second visit by the former President would most likely be “more impactful.”
Democratic strategist Antjuan Seawright also agreed with this perspective that another visit from Obama could be the key to Warnock securing a win.