The control of the United States Senate over the next two years will hinge on two runoff races in Georgia, scheduled for January 5. Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock will face off against incumbent Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Democrats will need to win both to have 50 votes in the Senate, making Vice President Kamala Harris the tie-breaking vote.
Given the bewildering results of this election, one can’t say with much confidence what kind of strategy might work best. But there’s a decent case to make it a referendum on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s obstructionism, coupled to a concrete promise to Georgians that voting Democratic is the only possible way their state — and the country as a whole — will be fixed.