President Trump set to hold runoff rally in Valdosta on Saturday

Posted at 3:23 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 16:36:56-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — President Donald Trump is set to hold his rally in Valdosta Saturday ahead of critical runoff elections in two Senate races.

The president is scheduled to appear at the Valdosta Regional Airport at 7 p.m. on Saturday, according to the release. Doors for the event open at 3 p.m.

Senator David Perdue, Senator Kelly Loeffler, candidate for Public Service Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, and other Republicans in Valdosta are expected to be in attendance. Gov. Brian Kemp was not mentioned in the attendee list.

You can get tickets to the event here.

The rally comes as U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler and U.S. Senator David Perdue, both GOP incumbents, get ready to face off against challengers in a runoff vote on Jan. 5.

Trump’s visit this weekend is a day after Vice President Mike Pence holds a rally to support Perdue and Loeffler in Savannah.

Republicans are hoping Trump uses the rally platform to encourage supporters that a vote for Perdue and Loeffler is the same as a vote for him, according to the AJC. But some Republicans worry about fallout should Trump use the platform to amplify his baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud as he continues blasting Republican officials in Georgia and Arizona, where Biden won.

Trump has made several remarks about the election process in Georgia, even as the state gets ready to complete it's recount requested by his campaign.

In those recent remarks, he attacked Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, calling him an “enemy of the people,” and Gov. Brian Kemp.