Lithuania, ca. – Eight days before election day in Georgia’s major Senate races, Democrat candidates John Osof and Rafael Warnock are “raising the alarm” about the ability to keep pace with GOP spending, and “significant increases” in donations to prevent money from running at the bottom.
“In order to win this election in 8 days, we must continue our historic efforts to change every voter – but we will not be able to do that if our fundraising revenue continues to fall,” Warnock campaign manager Jared Kurtz and Osaf campaign manager Ellen Foster wrote in a memo received by NBC News.
According to financial disclosure forms, both Warnock and Osaf have amassed more than $ 100 million in the past two months, surpassing their Republican rivals Sense. David Bertue and Kelly Lofler by a significant margin. But groups outside the GOP outnumber democratic groups.
More and more dollar donors outside the Democrats spent large sums to help the Democrats regain control of the Senate in the last election – pouring in hundreds of millions of dollars in the weeks leading up to November 3rd. Now, after the party performed poorly in the under-ballot races, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, DNY, is no longer meeting with donors, a source familiar with the matter told NBC News.
Schumacher is “pessimistic” about Warnock and Osof’s prospects in Georgia next week and does not want to ruin donor relations, the source said.
“This is not entirely true. This anonymous ‘source’ does not know what they are talking about. It’s very sad that NBC released it. Schumer has diligently called and raised funds for Georgia candidates and is optimistic about their prospects in January,” Schumer said. Spokesman Justin Goodman said.
All of this while Warnock and Osaf rely primarily on small dollar grassroots donations to fund their campaigns, with Republican groups spending large sums on airwaves on behalf of their candidates.
“Our Republican counterparts don’t have to spend their precious resources on TV, they can invest in the most important area at this point: direct voter contact,” the memo says.
In an election that indicates how many voters can vote on each side, Democrats warn that they will soon have to choose between TV advertising spending and ground boots. “Our campaigns had to make tough decisions and now we can’t cut resources from our domain program,” Democratic campaign managers write.
More than 2 million Georgians have already voted in this election, according to the Office of the Secretary of State of Georgia. Election Day next Tuesday, January 5th.