VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - Cheers of “we love you,” “stop the steal,” and boos at Democrat Georgia U.S. Senate challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff erupted from the crowd as President Donald Trump held a rally in Valdosta Saturday.
Trump made the stop in the Peach State to campaign for Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, who are facing Ossoff and Warnock in the Jan. runoff elections.
“I love this state and I love the people in this state,” Trump said, adding he was thrilled to be back in the state.
Perdue and Loeffler, Trump said, are “two great, great people” that he knows very well.
To win the “most important congressional runoff,” Trump urged the crowd to get out and vote.
“The stake in this election is control of the U.S. Senate and that really means the control of this country,” Trump said. “They believe in our values and all that we stand for.”
Trump said both Ossoff and Warnock are “two most extreme, far-left liberal candidates,” which erupted boos from the crowd.
The president also touted Perdue as one of the “toughest fighters.” Trump said Perdue help pass a $2.5 million investment in the U.S. military and he has been a “tremendous leader” on pro-immigration policies.
Both Perdue and Loeffler were in attendance at the rally.
“President Trump, you made America great again because you put America first,” Loeffler said.
Loeffler also urged the crowd to get out and vote on Jan. 5.
Trump also addressed the crowd on a number of different topics. Click here to watch his remarks.