U.S. Senate Runoff Elections In Georgia

Georgia is scheduled to have two runoff elections in January 2020 for the U.S. Senate. The races are Raphael Warnock (D) vs Kelly Loeffler (R) and Jon Ossoff (D) vs. David Perdue (R).

If the Democratic candidates win, Democrats would control the Senate, along with the House and the White House.

Republicans Are Worried Trump Will Make Them Lose. “Republican leaders are increasingly alarmed about the party’s ability to stave off Democratic challengers in Georgia’s two Senate runoff elections — and they privately described President Trump on a recent conference call as a political burden who despite his false claims of victory was the likely loser of the 2020 election.” [Washington Post]

Polls Show A Tossup In Both Races. “InsiderAdvantage Chairman Matt Towery said, “The challenge for the two Republicans will be how to hold on to the over ten percent level of support they have from African American voters, while at the same time trying to convert suburban Atlanta white voters who have drifted away from the GOP.”” [Fox 5]

David Perdue

David Perdue Profited From Navy Contractor While Doing Navy Oversight. “Senator David Perdue, one of two Republican senators from Georgia facing runoff elections in January, began making large and ultimately profitable purchases of shares in a Navy contractor in 2018 just before taking over as chair of a Senate subcommittee overseeing the Navy fleet.” [NY Times]

David Perdue Pushed For Tax Breaks For Rich Sports Team Owners. “Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., privately pushed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to give wealthy sports owners a lucrative tax break last year, according to a previously unreported letter obtained by ProPublica” [ProPublica]

Kelly Loeffler

Kelly Loeffler Accused Of Violating Senate Rules By Fundraising In Capitol. “Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) drew backlash on Wednesday for soliciting campaign funds while speaking in the halls of Congress ― a potential violation of Senate ethics rules ― during an interview with Fox News. Loeffler, who will face off against Democrat Raphael Warnock in a runoff election in January, warned Georgia conservatives that “hundreds of millions of dark, liberal money is pouring into our state” ahead of the contest.” [HuffPost]

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