During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Raphael Warnock, the Democratic U.S. Senate nominee in Georgia, who faces incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in a runoff in January, criticized those trying to “nationalize” his contest.
Warnock mentioned Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who could ascend to Majority Leader if Warnock and another Georgia U.S. Senate race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and incumbent Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) go for Democrats, as one trying to capitalize on his contest.
“Listen, this is a Georgia race, and I’m Georgian,” he said. “I grew up in Savannah, Georgia. My church is in Atlanta. I’m pastor of the spiritual home of Martin Luther King Jr. I grew up in public housing, one of 12 children in my family. I’m number 11 and the first graduate of a four-year college in my family. I know personally the importance of good federal