FIRST ON FOX: The National Republican Senate Committee will air an ad in Georgia during the MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby criticizing Senator Raphael Warnock that the MLB moved the event from Atlanta to Denver due to the Law on Georgia’s electoral security.
The announcement, first obtained by Fox News, will air both during the Home Run Derby on ESPN on Monday, July 12 and the All-Star Game itself the following day, which will air on Fox. The NRSC told Fox News that buying the ad would cost around $ 100,000 in total.
“The All-Star Game, a $ 100 million boost to Georgia’s economy, until the radical left wakes up the crowd, forcing MLB to boycott Georgia,” the ad read. “Even Stacey Abrams opposed the boycott, but Senator Warnock refused to oppose it.”
Warnock, D-Ga., Did not explicitly request that the All-Star Game leave Georgia. He tried to take a moderate stance between supporting those who were unhappy with a law Democrats called voter suppression and not explicitly advocating for action that could hurt his constituents economically.
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“I think we all need to make our voices heard,” he told CNN when asked if boycotting major events in Georgia should be an option for activists.
And he said companies shouldn’t boycott Georgia in a tweet after MLB decided to move the All-Star Game, while blaming Republicans for Georgia missing out on potential economic gain.
“It was not the people or the GA workers who crafted SB 202, it was politicians who sought to retain power at the expense of Georgian voices. And today’s decision by @MLB is the unfortunate consequence of the actions of these politicians, ”Warnock said. in early April when the MLB decided to move its game to Denver.
“I hope that businesses, athletes and artists can protest this unfair law not by leaving GA, but by coming here and fighting head-on against voter suppression with the community,” Warnock added. “And the urgency to pass federal voter protection laws, which I fight hard for, grows every day.”
But Republicans still blame the economic blow of the MLB decision on Warnock and other Democrats, who they said were not forceful enough in their opposition to state boycotts.
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“Unfortunately, it was their own senator who helped organize the All-Star Game and $ 100 million in Atlanta,” NRSC Chairman Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., Said in a statement. Even Stacey Abrams, after initially supporting the boycott efforts, changed her mind and vocally opposed the boycott of Atlanta and its small businesses. But Raphael Warnock refused to condemn the boycott which hurt families Georgian. “
Warnock won his seat in a runoff in January, but will face voters again next year because his race was a special election to replace retired Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga. Republicans see Warnock as one of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents midway through.
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