Democrats in Georgia’s second round break Senate quarterly fundraising record

Georgia Senate Democratic candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff each raised more than $ 100 million in the last quarter of 2020, breaking fund-raising records and eclipsing their Republican rivals in the race, new documents show, according to the Federal Electoral Commission and CNN.

Why it matters: The figures reflect the highest quarter totals by any candidate in the history of the U.S. Senate, surpassing the $ 57 million that South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison made earlier this year during his frustrated Senate run.

  • The major struggles reflect intense national attention on Georgia’s runoff, which will determine which party controls the Senate.

By the numbers: Ossoff raised about $ 106.8 million between October 15 and December 16, while Warnock raised $ 103 million.

  • Warnock’s opponent, current Senator Kelly Loeffler (R), raised nearly $ 64 million, while Senator David Perdue (R), who is running against Warnock, raised just over $ 68 million.

What to watch: Georgia’s early vote starts with big turnout