Senator Kelly Loeffler Advances to Runoff in Georgia's Special Election

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Posted: Nov 03, 2020 10:55 PM
Senator Kelly Loeffler Advances to Runoff in Georgia's Special Election

Source: AP Photo/John Bazemore

Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) clinched the preliminary victory in Georgia’s “jungle primary” special election. Sen. Loeffler was challenged by Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA), but received enough support to advance to the runoff in January, where she will face Democrat Raphael Warnock. 

Senator Loeffler was appointed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) in 2019 after former Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) announced his retirement. The state's "jungle primary" allowed Rep. Collins to challenge Sen. Loeffler, presenting a battle within the party. Rep. Collins' concession presents a united front for Republicans in what was a highly contested race.

National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Chairman Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) said that voters will "unite and rally" behind Senator Loeffler in the run-off:

“Senator Loeffler does not back down from a fight, and Georgians know she puts them first in the Senate. We are one step closer to victory, and I look forward to Peach State voters uniting and rallying behind Senator Loeffler’s record of accomplishments and commitment to Georgia values.”

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