Democratic Senate challenger Jon Ossoff tore into incumbent Georgia Sen. David Perdue during a Wednesday debate, knocking the Republican over his response to the coronavirus pandemic and allegations of insider trading.
“Perhaps Sen. Perdue would have been able to respond properly to the COVID-19 pandemic if you hadn’t been fending off multiple federal investigations for insider trading,” Ossoff said during the debate hosted by WTOC-TV, a Savannah television station.
“It’s not just that you’re a crook, senator,” Ossoff chided during the debate. “It’s that you’re attacking the health of the people that you represent.”
The regular election between Perdue and Ossoff is also incredibly tight; a recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll showed Ossoff just one point ahead of the Republican incumbent — a statistical tie at 46 percent to 45 percent. The same poll found Trump and Democrat Joe Biden essentially tied as well. Another recent New York Times/Siena College poll found Ossoff and Perdue tied at 43 percent each.
Real Clear Politics polling average: