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If you can't earn votes because another democrat is in the race, then you don't deserve votes. Warnock looks like just another lazy bum who wants to bully people so he doesn't have to campaign, just like all the rest of the establishment-endorsed lazy bums running for office this year, like McGrath. I haven't been following this contest too closely, but his wikipedia page says he's endorsed by Gillibrand, Corey Booker, the SDCC, and Obama which means that Warnock will be an opponent of medicare for all. If you can't get behind medicare for all, you don't get my support. Liberman does not have that problem.

So he's just another lazy bum, in politics more to fleece donors than to change anything, so Warnock doesn't deserve a senate seat. Liberman is doing the right thing to not let Warnock bully him. We need more progressives to stand up to assholes like Warnock.

If you really are concerned about winning so much, though, then why doesn't Warnock leave so LIberman can win? Spoiler theory cuts both ways.
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Recent poll out on South Carolina, Showing Harrison ahead of Graham, 45% to 43%. It's within the poll's margin of error (+/-4.0%), but definitely shows that Harrison has the momentum right now.

A new CBS News Poll has Harrison down by 1 point (44% to 45%), and the last Quinnipiac poll has them even at 48%, though it's almost a few weeks old now. But in all, Harrison continues to look good, and Graham like 3 day old cottage cheese.
 
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Quinnipiac released their first poll of Georgia. Biden is looking good right now against Trump (50% - 47% likely), but the real story is the senate races.

When I mentioned the last Monmouth poll I called Ossoff already buttered, but Quinnipiac has him virtually in a dead heat with Perdue (49% - 48%). And the Loeffler, Collins, Warnock tie-up is off the hinges, with Warnock getting 31% of likely voters while Loeffler and Collins are stuck back in the low 20s. Lieberman has fallen to single digit support.

EDIT: A new Civiqs/Daily KOS poll provides similar numbers.
 
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Again... fuck Amy McGrath, and fuck her endorsers, as well, including Schumer.

I find it difficult to believe that she wouldn't have cleared this with the Biden campaign first, though -- it's always going to be a problem that TV stations' reception areas don't respect constituency boundaries, after all.
 
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If you can't earn votes because another democrat is in the race, then you don't deserve votes.
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Friday’s debate between South Carolina’s U.S. Senate candidates was canceled after Republican incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham declined to take a coronavirus test.

Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison asked that Graham take the test before their second debate after news broke that Graham had been in close proximity to Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), who announced last week that he tested positive for the coronavirus.

Instead of a debate, the two candidates agreed to do separate televised interviews Friday night. Harrison’s spokesperson, Guy King, told The Greenville News that the campaign was “disappointed that Lindsey has failed to take a simple coronavirus test.”
 

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South Carolina Senate candidate Jaime Harrison's campaign announced Sunday it raised $57 million in the third quarter of 2020, shattering the quarterly fundraising record for a Senate race set by Beto O'Rourke in 2018 by almost $20 million.
Why it matters: Harrison's massive fundraising hauls have fueled his run to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham, a close ally of President Trump who is now facing the most competitive re-election race of his career. The outcome of the South Carolina contest could be pivotal in determining control of the Senate.

The state of play: Recent polling has indicated that the race is virtually tied. Graham and Harrison both received 48% of the vote in a Quinnipiac poll published in September.

By the numbers: Harrison's campaign said it received 1.5 million donations from 994,000 donors, with an average of $37 per gift. The campaign has raised $86 million total this cycle.
 

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In the final stretch of the campaign, many Republicans will portray themselves as a check against a future Democratic government, but their own past partisanship will make it difficult to sell that pitch convincingly. Their best chance to salvage a narrow Senate majority is in North Carolina, where a late-breaking Democratic sex scandal has upended the race. But even if Democrats self-destruct in North Carolina, Republicans will still need to hang onto a growing roster of too-close-for-comfort red-state races in which Democrats are running strong, well-funded campaigns.

Here’s the grim reality for Republicans: The GOP path to holding the majority is narrow, even with the late-breaking sexcapades of North Carolina Democrat Cal Cunningham. Republicans are pessimistic about their ability to hold onto seats in Colorado, Arizona, and Maine, where the anti-Trump political environment has overwhelmed Republican incumbents.
 
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Georgia is looking even better:

GEORGIA: OSSOFF VS. PERDUE said:
Today, Democrat Jon Ossoff leads Republican incumbent Senator David Perdue 51 - 45 percent, while 3 percent are undecided. This compares to a virtual tie in late September when Ossoff had 49 percent and Perdue had 48 percent.
GEORGIA: SENATE SPECIAL ELECTION said:
Democrat Raphael Warnock leads in the special election for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, who was appointed in December of 2019.

Likely voters give Warnock 41 percent of the vote, a jump of ten percentage points since late September when he received 31 percent. Republican Doug Collins gets 22 percent, which is unchanged from September, and Loeffler gets 20 percent, compared to 23 percent in September.
 
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