Trump To Hold Sunday Rally In Rome; Perdue, Loeffler To Appear

ROME, GA — Just two days from Election Day, President Donald Trump will make a stop in Georgia. This time, he’ll host a late-night “Make America Great Again” victory rally at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Rome. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Richard B. Russell Airport, 304 Russell Road in […]

ROME, GA — Just two days from Election Day, President Donald Trump will make a stop in Georgia. This time, he’ll host a late-night “Make America Great Again” victory rally at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Rome.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Richard B. Russell Airport, 304 Russell Road in Rome.

Those interested in reserving tickets for the event can register online here.

The president will appear at a rally in North Carolina before landing in Georgia, and then heads to Opa-Locka, Florida, for a late-night event.

Georgia has emerged as a key battleground state in this presidential election, and both Trump and his opponent, Democrat Joe Biden, have campaigned hard in the Sunshine State in the final weeks leading up to Nov. 3.

The latest CNN polls, released Saturday, shows Biden continuing to hold a narrow lead over Trump in Georgia. Forty-nine percent of voters polled there said they support Biden, while 46 percent said they back Trump.

The former vice president campaigned in the Peach State on Tuesday, which CNN said was the first time a Democratic presidential candidate has done so since Bill Clinton in 1996. Clinton lost Georgia then after having won it in 1992.

Biden pushed to flip Georgia to bluewith stops Tuesday in Atlanta and Warm Springs. He pledged to be a president for all Americans regardless of party affiliation.

The vice president again bashed Trump for giving up on efforts to stem the coronavirus pandemic. “He’s swaggered. And he’s surrendered,” Biden said, according to an Associated Press report.

Georgia’s 16 electoral votes are crucial for both candidates, and the state has both U.S. Senate seats on the ballot Nov. 3.

Sen. David Perdue will appear with Trump on Sunday, instead of attending the last scheduled debate on Sunday. Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff’s attacks on Wednesday went viral, and Perdue backed out of the final debate the next day.

“It’s not just that you’re a crook, Senator,” Ossoff said, referring to Perdue’s controversial stock trades (the senator has denied wrongdoing, saying that all transactions are handled by a third-party investment adviser). “It’s that you’re attacking the health of the people that you represent.”

Ossoff denounced Perdue for voting four times to allow health insurance companies to forgo coverage of pre-existing conditions like asthma.

Perdue accused Ossoff of being a “rubber stamp” for liberals’ wishes and of hiding his true “radical socialist agenda.”

The men are both polling at 47 percent, which could send that race to a runoff.

In false ads that have deluged Georgia TV markets, Perdue accused Ossoff of wanting to defund the police and said the Democrat receives support from the Communist Party USA. Ossoff has said he does not want to defund the police and the claim about the Communist Party USA is “flatly false,” the Associated Press has previously reported.

Sen. Kelly Loeffler — who refers to herself as a “100 percent Trump voting record” — is also expected to greet Trump in Rome. The wealthy businesswoman is in a crowded race for her first full term after she was appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp in January.

A new poll for WSB-TV shows Loeffler trailing in the open Senate race with Democrat Raphael Warnock in the lead at 37 percent, Loeffler next at 25 percent and Rep. Doug Collins at 23 percent. If none of the candidates receives 50 percent of the vote, the race will go to a runoff between the top two finishers.

This article originally appeared on the Across Georgia Patch

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