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FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, waits to speak in a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Candidates in the special election for the U.S. Senate seat held by Loeffler are set to square off in their first debate Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Loeffler faces a large field including Democrat Raphael Warnock and fellow Republican Doug Collins in a race for the seat she was appointed to 10 months earlier. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Loeffler, Warnock, Collins spar in 1st Georgia Senate debate

Oct. 19, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Rep. Doug Collins both accused the other of lying and touted their own conservative credentials in their first debate, while Democrat Raphael Warnock assailed Loeffler for associating herself with a congressional candidate who has embraced baseless QAnon...

Jon Ossoff arrives to sign papers to qualify to run in the Senate race against Republican Sen. David Perdue on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in Atlanta.   Perdue s running for reelection to a second term.  (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Democrats raise big money in pursuit of Georgia Republicans

Oct. 16, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic candidates in Georgia's top races walloped their Republican counterparts in fundraising for the period covering July, August and September. Some of the biggest discrepancies, shown in the most recent campaign finance reports filed by the candidates, came in Georgia’s dual...

Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene, right, introduces Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., left, during a news conference on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Dallas, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Candidate who embraces QAnon endorses Loeffler for Senate

Oct. 15, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia enthusiastically accepted an endorsement Thursday from Marjorie Taylor Greene, a congressional candidate who has embraced baseless QAnon conspiracy theories and espoused racist views in a series of online videos. Loeffler and Greene made the...

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., speaks during a campaign event at the Recteq facility in Evans, Ga., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)

Georgia's Loeffler and QAnon-supporting candidate set event

Oct. 14, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Sen Kelly Loeffler will be hitting the campaign trail again Thursday with fellow Georgia Republican and congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has peddled in racist tropes and baseless QAnon conspiracy theories. The two are scheduled to appear together in Dallas, Georgia,...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., listens during the Senate's Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. With in-person campaigning dampened by the coronavirus, advertising has taken on even greater importance in Perdue’s race against Democrat Jon Ossoff. (Drew Angerer/Pool via AP, File)

Ads, sometimes nasty, play key role in Georgia Senate race

Oct. 11, 2020 7:44 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — On TV and online, a seemingly endless stream of ads accuse Republican Sen. David Perdue of being “corrupt" and “out for himself." The senator isn't pulling any counterpunches, casting his Democratic rival as “too radical” and backing a “socialist...

Perdue, Loeffler negative for COVID-19 after Trump visit

Oct. 3, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Both of Georgia’s U.S. senators say they’ve tested negative for COVID-19 after coming into contact with President Donald Trump when he visited Atlanta last week. Sen. David Perdue tweeted that he and his wife were cleared Friday. “Bonnie & I both tested negative for...

FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, waits to speak in a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. A pair of new high-profile endorsements are adding fuel to an already contentious special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. Former Gov. Nathan Deal has endorsed Republican Rep. Doug Collins in his bid to unseat Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a fellow Republican. Former president Jimmy Carter endorsed Democrat Raphael Warnock in the race. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Pair of endorsements adds more fuel to Georgia Senate race

Sep. 29, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A pair of new high-profile endorsements are adding fuel to an already contentious special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. Former Gov. Nathan Deal endorsed Republican Rep. Doug Collins on Monday, backing his bid to unseat Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a fellow Republican. That puts Deal on...

FILE -  In this Jan. 12, 2018 file photo Rev. Raphael Warnock speaks at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.  Former President Barack Obama is endorsing Warnock in the race to fill a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. Warnock is one of the Democrats running in a crowded field for the special election to be held Nov. 3, 2020. The seat is currently held by Republican Kelly Loeffler, a wealthy businesswoman who was appointed earlier this year by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Obama endorses Warnock in crowded Georgia Senate race

Sep. 25, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama endorsed the Rev. Raphael Warnock in Georgia’s special U.S. Senate election on Friday, providing a boost as the candidate looks to consolidate support in order to win a spot in a potential runoff. The nod was among dozens of endorsements of Democratic...

Federal prison in southeast Georgia delays closure to 2021

Sep. 19, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — A southeast Georgia prison will stay open at least a little bit longer. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter tells The Brunswick News that the Federal Bureau of Prisons has agreed to keep D. Ray James Correctional Facility in Folkston open through at least January. The prison has been scheduled to...

Kemp's chief of staff to leave for Loeffler-boosting PAC

Sep. 17, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's chief of staff is leaving to work for a political action committee supporting U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler in her special election bid. Georgia United Victory announced Thursday that Tim Fleming would begin working as a senior strategist on Oct. 1. “He knows a...