But well-heeled Republicans wiped out much of the Democrats’ financial advantage with giant donations to a super PAC that raised $ 70 million in less than three weeks from a who’s who of Republican megadonors, including Stephen Schwarzman from Blackstone ($ 15 million) and Ken Griffin. de la Citadelle ($ 12 million). Media mogul Rupert Murdoch donated $ 1 million, as did his son, Lachlan, CEO of Fox Corporation.
Ms Loeffler, one of the richest members of the Senate, invested $ 23 million of her own money in her campaign to make it to the second round and her husband Jeffrey Sprecher, chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, did donation of an additional $ 10 million. to a super pro-Loeffler PAC.
Large contributions from Democratic donors are lagging Republicans. The Senate’s main Democratic super PAC raised just over $ 10 million in the 20 days after the general election, according to records. The biggest donation – $ 2.5 million – came from the organization Stacey Abrams started, Fair Fight, after her short loss in 2018 to the governor’s race.
As Ms. Abrams’ star power grew, Fair Fight itself has emerged as a major magnet for Democratic donations, raising nearly $ 35 million in the 40 days that ended on November 23. also participated in the virtual rally Friday for the two Democratic candidates.
“We won this election decisively and despite the number of recounts it keeps giving us the same answer: that the Democrats in Georgia have come forward, that the Georgians have come forward and we have decided that we want move this nation forward in the right direction ”. Said Mrs. Abrams.
Mr Ossoff touched on a major theme that the two Democratic candidates sought to exploit: allegations that Ms Loeffler and Mr Perdue profited from questionable stock trades when they learned of the severity of the coronavirus pandemic. “We’re running against, like, the Bonnies and Clydes of political corruption in America, who represent politicians who put themselves above the people,” he said. Mr. Perdue and Ms. Loeffler have denied any improper financial transactions.
Mr Pence gathered on behalf of Ms Loeffler and Mr Perdue in Savannah on Friday, where he warned Democrats would push forward a Liberal, big government agenda if allowed to take control of the Senate.