Yesterday at the Georgia State Capitol, standing beside Governor Brian Kemp and dozens of supporters, U.S. Senator David Perdue announced he had qualified for re-election. In his remarks, Senator Perdue affirmed his support for President Donald Trump’s pro-growth, pro-jobs leadership and made it clear that he will stand against the rising tide of socialism as he seeks a second term. Here are some highlights of the day’s coverage.
Fox 5 Atlanta reported on Senator Perdue’s press conference shortly after he officially qualified for re-election:
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted
“Six years ago, I stood right here and said, ‘Washington’s broken and if you want to see different results, send a different person,’ ” Perdue said, adding: “I didn’t see Donald Trump coming, but thank God, God sent him…”
“My role as a senior senator is to make sure Republicans stay united,” he said. “That’s the first thing.”
Capitol Beat News Service highlighted Senator Perdue’s commitment to opposing socialist policies like the Green New Deal and Medicare-for-all that Bernie Sanders and Georgia Democrat candidates for U.S. Senate have advocated for:
Democratic contenders, especially presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, loomed large in the speech from U.S. Sen. David Perdue, who is seeking re-election to Georgia’s other U.S. Senate seat. The GOP incumbent called for beating back support for policies splitting the national Democratic party like Sanders’ Medicaid-For-All plan.
“What we have to do is to make sure once and for all in the state of Georgia that the road to socialism will never run through Georgia,” Perdue said.
And Rahul Bali of GPB News noted how Senator Perdue made it clear that, “The road to socialism will never run through Georgia:”
See more of Senator Perdue’s remarks here.