American Bridge 21st Century President Bradley Beychok released the following statement on Democrats securing a majority in the United States Senate following Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff’s victories in Georgia:
“Congratulations to Senators-elect Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff on their hard-fought victories. They ran strong, disciplined campaigns against Mitch McConnell’s money machine and two opponents so desperate to hold on to power that they latched on to debunked conspiracies about election fraud.
“Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue will now have to get stock tips from somewhere other than private Senate briefings. Georgia voters sent these two corrupt politicians to the same unemployment lines Loeffler and Perdue made longer by blocking COVID relief for their constituents. We look forward to Senators-elect Warnock and Ossoff soon joining a new Democratic majority in the United States Senate and for Mitch McConnell’s reign of gridlock finally coming to an end.
“The elections in Georgia proved once again that Democrats can walk and chew gum at the same time. We can turn out our base while working to win back some of the rural working-class voters left behind by Republicans’ failed policies. That’s why American Bridge 21st Century took the lessons we learned from our successful efforts in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin in 2020 to win back enough of these voters to help put Georgia Democrats over the finish line. We’re proud of the role we played in helping win these two Senate races, including a nearly $10 million investment in a paid media program focused on rural voters, as well as our partnership with grassroots groups like 1000 Women Strong that helped register and mobilize voters in Georgia’s pivotal 2nd Congressional District. Democrats should never again accept the false choice between turning out our base and winning back working-class voters. Successful campaigns can and must do both.”