RJC in Georgia; New Dynamic in the House
The battle for the Senate continues with Georgia on our minds. Polls suggest that the race between Senator David Perdue and Jon Ossoff and the race between Senator Kelly Loefflerand Raphael Warnock are both very close. Mail-in ballots have gone out to voters who requested them, and early voting begins on Monday.
With control of the Senate on the line, RJC is making an unprecedented effort to mobilize Jewish support for our candidates. Our Week of Action - which will involve both in-person and virtual voter outreach - begins on Sunday. We've also got a busy schedule of Days of Action planned. And we continue to raise record sums for Senators Perdue and Loeffler through the portal on the RJC PAC web site.
I also wanted to note one of the key dynamics that will shape the agenda in Congress next year - the tiny Democratic margin in the House of Representatives. Democrats won just 222 seats in the 435-seat chamber. And the Democrats' margin will narrow even further assuming two or more of their members resign to accept administration posts.
That means that any controversial bill or resolution Democrats hope to pass could be derailed if even a few of their members defect. Assessing this power dynamic, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said Republicans "may not be able to schedule the floor, but we will run the floor." Speaker Nancy Pelosi's first challenge will be finding enough votes to keep her job, given that ten of her members voted against her at the beginning of the previous Congress.
Of course, this increase in Republican strength is a result of stronger than expected support for GOP candidates from voters. Americans voted to put a tighter leash on House Democrats, dashing their hopes to increase taxes and implement a grandiose "Green New Deal." Victories in Georgia that secure a Republican Senate majority will ensure that liberal ambitions are even more unlikely to be realized.
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