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Georgia's David Perdue Makes His 2022 Decision

Former senator says he won't run against Sen. Raphael Warnock

(Newser) - Former Georgia Sen. David Perdue said Tuesday that he will not run in 2022 to reclaim a seat in the US Senate, eight days after the defeated Republican filed campaign paperwork that could have opened the way for him to run against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. "I am confident...

Perdue Concedes, Won't Fight Democrat's Win

Neither Georgia winner faces any challenges before taking office

(Newser) - Georgia's two new senators will be able to take the oath of office without the possibility of challenges from their Republican opponents hanging over their heads. Sen. David Perdue conceded Friday, a day after Sen. Kelly Loeffler, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Perdue congratulated "the Democratic Party and my...

Trump and Allies Start Up With the Fraud Claims in Georgia
Warnock Wins in
Georgia Senate Runoff

Warnock Wins in Georgia Senate Runoff

As Trump and his allies fume over what they say is more fraud

(Newser) - The AP and other outlets have called one of two Senate runoff races in Georgia: Democrat Raphael Warnock beat incumbent Kelly Loeffler, becoming the first Black senator Georgia has ever elected. Democrats must also win the other race, which remains too close to call at the time of this posting,...

Georgia Counts Ballots in Crucial Senate Elections

Polls have closed in races that will determine control of chamber

(Newser) - Georgia officials began counting the final votes of the nation's turbulent 2020 election season on Tuesday night as polls closed in two critical Senate runoff races that will determine control of the US Senate and, in turn, the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda. While voting was...

Kelly Loeffler Will Object to Election Results

Senator has been hedging for a while on what she'll do come election certification day

(Newser) - On the eve of her own re-election battle, Sen. Kelly Loeffler is confirming she will join the lawmakers challenging the electoral results when Congress meets to certify the presidential election Wednesday. The Georgia senator, one of two Republicans attempting to fend off Democratic challengers in Tuesday's runoff election, announced...

Trump Calls Georgia Races 'Invalid' Amid Record Voting

President says state's runoff elections are 'illegal'

(Newser) - Nearly 40% of all Georgia's registered voters have already cast their ballots in the US Senate runoff race. More than 3 million early votes were cast, a record in the state, Reuters reports. Early voting ended Thursday, but the votes will not be tallied until Election Day Tuesday. Per...

Trump's Move Stumps Georgia's Senators

Democrats back $2K stimulus checks, but Republicans haven't committed

(Newser) - President Trump's insistence on increasing stimulus payments to $2,000 per person was swiftly endorsed by the Democratic candidates in Georgia's Senate runoffs. But it's put the Republicans in a quandary. Asked if she supported the idea, Sen. Kelly Loeffler said she'll think about it. "...

Campaign Condemns White Supremacist After Seeing Photo

Loeffler's aide says she didn't know who Chester Doles is, though it's happened before

(Newser) - The campaigns of the Georgia Senate candidates in both parties have agreed that a photo should not have been taken last week. The photo shows a smiling Sen. Kelly Loeffler posing with Chester Doles, who has a long record of white supremacism and racial hatred. "Kelly had no idea...

In Georgia, Loeffler Won't Say Trump Lost

Senator debates her Democratic opponent in runoff election

(Newser) - Sen. Kelly Loeffler repeatedly refused to acknowledge that President Trump lost reelection in November, as she debated her Democratic opponent, Rev. Raphael Warnock, ahead of twin Georgia runoff elections that will determine which party controls the Senate. Asked specifically about President-elect Joe Biden's victory in Georgia and whether she...

Polls Show Georgia Races Are Tight
Polls Show Georgia
Races Are Tight

Polls Show Georgia Races Are Tight

Control of the Senate hinges on 2 runoff elections next month

(Newser) - With about a month to go before Georgia's crucial runoff races for the Senate, a new poll suggests tight finishes loom in both contests. In a SurveyUSA poll commissioned for 11Alive , Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff (50%) is essentially deadlocked with GOP incumbent Sen. David Perdue (48%), while in the...

Georgia Elections Official: 'Someone's Going to Get Killed'

Gabriel Sterling calls on Trump to stop inciting supporters

(Newser) - The voting implementation manager with the Georgia Secretary of State's office is angry, and thinks every American should be, too. Not over claims of voter fraud—though Gabriel Sterling had plenty to say about that during a Tuesday press conference, which went viral almost as soon as it wrapped—...

Georgia Republicans Worried About Trump's Message
Georgia Republicans Worried
About Trump's Message
the rundown

Georgia Republicans Worried About Trump's Message

They fear his claims of election fraud will depress GOP turnout in Senate runoffs

(Newser) - President Trump's insistence that the election was rigged appears to be having an unintended effect in Georgia: Republicans are voicing concerns that his angry supporters won't turn out to vote in next month's two runoff races for the Senate because they see it as futile. Coverage:
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Another Senator Tests Positive
Another Senator Tests Positive 

Another Senator Tests Positive

Kelly Loeffler tests positive a day after campaigning with Mike Pence

(Newser) - Barely had Sen. Rick Scott announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19, when another Senate Republican made the same announcement: Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, currently in a Jan. 5 runoff election for her seat, tested positive on Friday after a day of campaigning maskless with Vice President Mike...

Georgia Is Temporarily the 'Center of the Political Universe'

Control of the US Senate will come down to the Peach State

(Newser) - "For the next eight weeks, Georgia will be the center of the political universe." So writes FiveThirtyEight in explaining that control of the Senate will come down to the fewer than 5 million voters who live in Georgia. With the North Carolina Senate race decided in GOP Sen....

GOP Senators Slam Georgia's Republican Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger says he won't step down

(Newser) - Georgia’s secretary of state is firing back at the state’s two US senators for calling on him to resign over the handling of the election, which has President-elect Joe Biden leading President Trump in the state. Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue took the extraordinary step Monday...

Abrams: We've Got the Money to Win Races in Georgia

Fate of the Senate may come down to state's 2 runoff elections in January

(Newser) - Stacey Abrams has been winning widespread praise among Democrats after the race in Georgia was called in Joe Biden's favor, even if victory won't be certain until a recount takes place . Now the former gubernatorial candidate is in the spotlight again as she leads Democratic fundraising efforts for...

Control of Senate May Come Down to 2 Races Here

Ga. Dem Jon Ossoff/GOP's David Perdue, Dem Raphael Warnock/GOP's Kelly Loeffler to face off

(Newser) - Republican US Sen. David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff will face off in a Jan. 5 runoff in Georgia for Perdue's Senate seat, one of two high-profile contests in the state that could determine which party controls the upper chamber. Libertarian candidate Shane Hazel was able to get enough...

Senate Forecast Tweaks Favor Democrats

Assessments of 3 contests edge away from Republicans

(Newser) - The reelection fortunes of three Republican senators declined a bit Tuesday, as the Cook Political Report adjusted its assessments. The changes echoed one the nonpartisan organization made last week, the Hill reports, when it shifted the South Carolina race from "lean Republican" to "toss-up." Sen. Lindsey Graham,...

GOP Senator's Ad Boast: 'More Conservative Than Attila the Hun'

It's not going over well

(Newser) - Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia has a new ad, and it's not going over particularly well even with some members of her own party. In it, she's said to be "more conservative than Attila the Hun," and an actor portraying the barbarian leader is shown...

Players on Senator's WNBA Team Back Her Opponent

Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler does not support BLM

(Newser) - With t-shirts reading "Vote Warnock," players across the WNBA came out against Atlanta Dream co-owner and GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler before their games on Tuesday—including members of Loeffler's own team. It was the latest show of opposition to Loeffler, who faces Democratic challenger Rev. Raphael Warnock...

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