Republican Sen. David Perdue is calling on Georgians to send him back to Washington to fight the Democratic Party's "radical leftists."
Speaking at a raucous rally Friday in Cumming, Ga., Perdue urged supporters to ensure that he and the state's other GOP senator, Kelly Loeffler, are empowered to "stand up against AOC, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and all these radical leftists."
AOC is shorthand for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat who has championed progressive causes including the Green New Deal and become a favorite target of conservatives. Pelosi is the House speaker; Schumer is the Senate minority leader.
"Stand with us and let's make darn sure that the road to socialism never runs through the state of Georgia," Perdue said, encouraging voters to turn out once more for his Jan. 5 runoff against Democrat Jon Ossoff.
“What we have to do is not persuade people, what we have to do is get the vote out,” he said.