Georgia U.S. Senate Runoff Elections: Facts You Need To Know

Tracking the U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia. The candidates are Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff, David Perdue, and Kelly Loeffler. The outcome of the races will determine whether Democrats or Republicans will be in control of the Senate.

The Democrats

Democrats Plan To Do Door-to-Door Canvassing. “With the Senate majority up for grabs, supporters of Georgia Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock are embracing a strategy in the January runoffs that Democrats largely avoided during the general election due to the coronavirus pandemic: door-knocking.” [Buzzfeed]

Joe Biden Campaigning for Georgia Democrats. “President-elect Joe Biden will head to Georgia to campaign for the two Democratic candidates to runoff Senate races, incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain said Sunday. “Winning those two Senate seats in Georgia is important, but we’re going to do everything we can to help those two candidates,” Klain said Sunday on ABC.” [NY Post]

David Perdue And Kelly Loeffler

David Perdue Pushed Tax Breaks For Wealthy Sports 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]

SEC Complaint Filed Against David Perdue For Alleged Insider Trading. “A watchdog group filed a complaint on Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleging that Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., abused his office to enrich himself through insider trading.

The allegations stem from a Wednesday report in the Daily Beast, which described Perdue’s investment in a company that makes submarine parts. Perdue sold that investment for a healthy profit while he took the lead on a funding bill which eventually awarded lucrative defense contracts to the same company.” [Salon]

Kelly Loeffler Isolated After Testing Positive For Coronavirus. “Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, a Republican who is campaigning in a high-stakes runoff election that could determine control of the Senate, is isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus on Friday evening and then receiving an inconclusive result on Saturday, a campaign spokesman said.” [NY Times]


Conservative Lawyer Lin Wood Said Republicans Should Stay At Home for the Runoff. “Lin Wood — the attorney currently filing lawsuits on behalf of President Donald Trump over the results of the 2020 presidential election — called on Georgians to withhold their votes to Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) in the upcoming Georgia Senate runoffs if they don’t help overturn the election results in the state.” [Mediaite]

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