The anti-Trump conservative group known as The Lincoln Project has released a powerful new ad on behalf of Democratic Georgia Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, who are running to unseat incumbent Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. The outcome of these races will determine control of the Senate — if Democrats win both of the elections, then the chamber will be 50-50, but vice presidents break ties, and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will imminently assume that position. Outgoing President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden have already made in-person campaign stops in Georgia on behalf of their respective sides.
In the new Lincoln Project ad, narrators laud the “dream” of a communally stronger and more equitable Georgia. Recently, Biden won the state in the first Georgia victory for a Democratic presidential nominee since the 1990s, when Bill Clinton was on the ballot. Now, “the dream still lives,” the new Lincoln Project ad proclaims.
In the new ad, narrators comment as follows:
‘From the urban streets of Atlanta to the humming ports of Savannah, from the Chattahoochee forest down through Macon, all the way down to Valdosta, the dream lives on. The dream of a Georgia where we are stronger together, where we can all grow and build and prosper and be proud of the intertwining of our communities, where we help our neighbors and mourn our losses. We still believe that hope is far more powerful than hate. Georgia just voted out the politics of hate, bigotry, and anger, and chose the clear path for better lives for all Georgians — not just the filthy rich, not just the privileged few… The dream is very much alive in Georgia, because an outstretched hand is always better than a clenched fist. Believe in the dream — use your vote on January 5th for Georgia, for America.’
Check out the new ad below:
The dream still lives.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) December 21, 2020
Outgoing President Trump and his allies have challenged the election outcome in Georgia, but they have failed to prove that fraud plagued the process, as they have so fervently claimed. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court itself rejected a Texas-led lawsuit in which top Republicans sought the invalidation of the election outcome in four states where Biden won, including Georgia. Meanwhile, former President Barack Obama has also spoken out on behalf of the Democratic side in Georgia. Recently, Warnock’s campaign released three digital ads featuring the former president, and in one of the productions, Obama insisted that if “we want Joe Biden to succeed in tackling this virus and getting folks back to work, we need Raphael Warnock in the Senate.”