Democratic Super PACs Are Getting Wildly Outspent by GOP Groups in Georgia Senate Runoffs - 2020-11-13

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F0.png Democratic Super PACs Are Getting Wildly Outspent by GOP Groups in Georgia Senate Runoffs November 13, 2020, Donald Shaw, Sludge

Despite underperforming in congressional races across the board on Election Day, Democrats still have a chance to win control of the Senate and give themselves the fleetingly rare opportunity of controlling both chambers of Congress while having an ally in the White House. If Democrats prevail in both of the Georgia Senate runoff races that are set to take place on Jan. 5, the Senate would have a 50/50 split and Senate President-elect Kamala Harris would be able to break tie votes.

But so far Democratic spending groups are staying on the sidelines while their GOP counterparts have begun spending millions of dollars on ads, mailers, and door-to-door canvassing efforts to support Republican candidates Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. Outside groups backing the Republicans have reported spending more than $2.5 million since Election Day, according to a Sludge review of Federal Election Commission filings. No groups have yet to report spending any money supporting Democrats in the races.

The group spending the most so far for the Republicans in Georgia is a Carey committee called National Victory Action Fund, which formed in October and spent on several other Senate races last month. National Victory Action Fund has reported spending $1.15 million on pro-Loeffler and pro-Perdue online ads and email communications since November 4. The group does not have a website and was registered in Virginia by an individual who serves as a treasurer for many Republican-aligned PACs. It has so far only disclosed two donors who gave $250 each through its WinRed page.

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