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Bill Barrow at the Associated Press has a slightly different take on the national figures rushing to support the Republican campaign in Georgia. He suggests that for some of them at least, it is all rather more about 2024 presidential runs already.

He points out that Sen. Marco Rubio, who arrived in Georgia last week to rally Republicans behind Senate colleagues David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Fellow Florida Sen. Rick Scott followed last Friday. Tom Cotton, an Arkansas senator widely viewed as having presidential ambitions, will campaign in central Georgia on Friday. Vice president Mike Pence is also due in the state on Friday.

David Catanese has been having a look for McClatchy DC at the differing tactics the two parties are taking for January’s Georgia Senate run-off races. He writes:

When Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Georgia on Friday, he’ll become the fourth national Republican figure to campaign for Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in nine days.

During the same period, no outside Democrats have visited the state on behalf of challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock — and that’s just fine with them.

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