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Republicans are nervous about Georgia runoffs, and that’s a very good thing

first_imgPerdue admitted that Donald Trump may not have helped Republicans in Georgia, trying to frame that as a good thing going forward.“I’m talking about people that may have voted for Biden but now may come back and vote for us because there was an anti-Trump vote in Georgia,” Perdue said. “And we think some of those people, particularly in the suburbs, may come back to us. And I’m hopeful of that.”- Advertisement – At the same time, Perdue whined about how Georgia is changing, saying: ”They changed, dramatically, the face of the electorate in Georgia. Many of these new voters are from California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, and they’re not of the conservative persuasion.” Kelly Loeffler, let it be noted, was born in Illinois, grew up in Illinois, went to college in Illinois, and went to business school in … Illinois.So Perdue wants to get out the vote in the suburbs, where “an anti-Trump vote” hurt him on Nov. 3, but he’s also worried about the changing face of the electorate, which is bringing in those darned northerners. That may not be the most coherent argument ever, but maybe it will work on Republican donors.One very interesting question in this runoff, though, is whether and how Trump will engage. Will he even care, since he’s increasingly aware that he won’t be dealing with the next Senate anyway? Will he get angry that Republicans are moving forward on the runoffs rather than going to war for him, and end up dragging them down? Comments like “there was an anti-Trump vote in Georgia” are just the kind of thing that might enrage him.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img These runoffs are an uphill battle for Democrats—it’s still Georgia, after all—but it’s good to see Republicans nervous.last_img read more

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Dart is King of the Ring feature winner at Oshkosh

first_imgBy Dave PanskeOSHKOSH, Wis. (July 24) – Todd Dart delivered the Automotive Supply Company IMCA Modified fea­ture win in round two of the King of the Ring Series Friday at Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway.Dart caught Mike Wedelstadt for the lead on lap 16 and drove to his first local checkers since Sept. 7 of 2013.The final round of the series is Friday, Aug. 28.The Total Power Sales IMCA Stock Car main event saw Travis Van Straten drive away from the pack and collect his second straight and sixth local feature win overall this season.Colten Van Hierden checked out and collected his second straight and fifth local Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod checkers of the season.last_img read more

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The Latest: Norway to lift travel ban for soccer match

first_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Norwegian government says it will make an exception from its travel ban to accommodate a Nations League soccer game against Austria on Sept. 4 in Oslo. Culture and sports minister Abid Q. Raja says “we make this exception to ensure that both teams can field a full crew.”Raja adds “this is not a general exception … this is an exception for this match.”Norway captain Omar Elabdellaoui and striker Alexander Soerloth both play in Turkey.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Latest: Norway to lift travel ban for soccer match August 24, 2020last_img read more