After the news broke, Democrat Jon Ossoff, who is running against Sen. David Perdue, called upon his party to focus on boosting him and Rev. Raphael Warnock, who is challenging Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA).
“Our work isn’t done, Georgia,” he tweeted, alongside a report on Biden’s win in the state.
“We still need to organize, mobilize and register voters like we’ve never done it before.
“Let’s get it done.”
In an earlier campaign email calling for donations, Ossoff made a similar call on the party’s grassroots to help him win.
“We can turn Georgia blue and take back the Senate — but to do it, we’re going to need to beat the odds. The only way we win is if this grassroots team wholeheartedly dedicates itself to this fight,” he said.
Warnock shared similar sentiments in a separate campaign email, telling Democrats: “This race is ours to win if we work at it together.”
He added: “We cannot let our momentum slow between now and January 5, as tempting as it may seem after a long and hard-fought general election campaign. To win, we’ll need to double down on massive grassroots organizing, voter registration, and get-out-the-vote efforts leading up to this runoff that begin right now — not in a few weeks or next month.”
The pair’s calls come amid tight races in Georgia. They have both looked to step up their fundraising, with reports suggesting a combined haul of roughly $90 million since the November 3 elections. Polling suggests both Democrats have recently gained ground on their rivals, Loeffler and Perdue.
Early in-person voting in the races will begin on December 14, with the main voting day on January 5, 2021. The last date for people in the state to register to vote in the runoffs is December 7.
The races have seen a heightened national focus due to the sway their outcome will have on the balance of power in the Senate.
Both Ossoff and Warnock have reiterated that point in campaigning, with Ossoff previously telling supporters the future of the Senate “hinges on what happens in Georgia.”
Newsweek has contacted Ossoff and Warnock for further comment.