"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
In a few days, we will know whether the Democrats have a 51-49 majority or we are back to 50-50. In the meantime, we read about the costly campaign in Georgia. So much money, or so they say:
Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock's campaign has almost three times as much cash on hand as Republican candidate Herschel Walker's heading into the final stretch of Georgia's runoff Senate election, according to new Federal Election Commission filings.
Warnock, who is trying to defend his seat in a tight race, had just over $29 million on hand as of Nov. 16. Walker, a former NFL player and favorite of ex-President Donald Trump, had over $9.8 million on hand heading into the final weeks of the election.
The filings show fundraising data for each candidate from Oct. 20 — days before the midterm elections — through Nov. 16. Warnock's campaign raised $52 million during that time period, compared with Walker's nearly $21 million, records show.
I thought senators were supposed to represent states, but it looks different. They used to be chosen by state legislatures, but now they are like a presidential election, attracting the kind of national coverage, and money, that changes everything.
So maybe we should repeal the 17th Amendment and let the legislatures choose the senators. I know that nothing is perfect, but the current system is too national rather than local. After all, they are supposed to represent Georgia, not California.