Georgia runoffs

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 18: Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, attends a news conference on the gun control debate and to support of the Second Amendment outside of the Capitol on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally for Georgia Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 14: Voters wait in a long line to vote at the Buckhead library in Atlanta on the first day of In-person early voting for the Georgia Senate runoff election on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 in Atlanta, GA. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 14: A voter arrives at the Buckhead library in Atlanta on the first day of In-person early voting for the Georgia Senate runoff election on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 in Atlanta, GA. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
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ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 18: A man wearing a 'Defund the Media' QAnon shirt is seen at a "Stop the Steal" rally against the results of the U.S. Presidential election outside the Georgia State Capitol on November 18, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 06: Georgia Secretary of State Ben Raffensperger holds a press conference on the status of ballot counting on November 6, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2020 presidential race between incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is still too close to call with outstanding ballots in a number of states including Georgia. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
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CONYERS, GA - DECEMBER 05: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Raphael Warnock during an outdoor drive-in rally on December 5, 2020 in Conyers, Georgia. Warnock faces Republican candidate Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in a runoff election that will take place January 5th.  (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

It seems the GOP’s strategy in Georgia is to say “radical liberal” enough times that it sticks.

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CUMMING, GA - NOVEMBER 13: Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler spoke at a campaign event to supporters on November 13, 2020 in Cumming, Georgia. Both are running for reelection. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images)
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