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The Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Georgia Democrat, greets supporters at the state Capitol in Atlanta on Friday, March 6, 2020. Warnock filed paperwork to appear on the Nov. 3 ballot for Georgia’s special U.S. Senate election. (AP Photo/Benjamin Nadler)

Candidate fields for 2020 races in Georgia take final shape

Mar. 6, 2020 4:03 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Crowded candidate fields for two U.S. Senate races on Georgia’s 2020 ballots took final shape Friday, the deadline for contenders to sign up. Meanwhile, a woman recently pardoned by President Donald Trump filed paperwork to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Atlanta. A total...

Congressman Doug Collins, R-Ga., speaks to reporters at the Georgia state capital in Atlanta after signing in to qualify for state and federal offices, Monday, March 2, 2020. Georgia's political season kicks into high gear Monday as qualifying for state and federal offices begins. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

GOP rivals for Georgia Senate seat make battle official

Mar. 2, 2020 2:24 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Georgia Republicans duking it out in a special U.S. Senate election paid their fees and filed paperwork to appear on the Nov. 3 ballot Monday, the first day of candidate qualifying in the state. The early entries make official the head-to-head fight between recently appointed Republican...

Fight by 2 Republicans for Georgia Senate seat unnerves GOP

Feb. 28, 2020 10:23 AM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Republican congressman's decision to challenge freshly appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler is pitting two visions of the GOP's future against each other. So far, it's divided voters and been anything but polite. Loeffler, 49, is a wealthy businesswoman and political newcomer who filled a...

FILE- In this March 23, 2016 file photo, U.S. Attorney Ed Tarver addresses a news conference in Savannah, Ga.  The former federal prosecutor who served under President Barack Obama says he plans to run for the seat of newly sworn-in Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia.  Tarver of Augusta confirmed Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 that he plans to announce soon his campaign for the seat vacated by GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson. (Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News via AP)

Democrat Tarver formally launches Senate campaign in Georgia

Feb. 20, 2020 10:27 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor appointed by President Barack Obama formally launched his campaign Thursday in the crowded race to take on Georgia's newest U.S. senator. Democrat Ed Tarver, 60, of Augusta is the third Democrat to officially announce he's challenging newly appointed...

FILE- In this Jan. 6, 2020 file photo, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., smiles before a re-enactment of her swearing-in, by Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington. An influential anti-abortion group is backing Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia in her November special election, only months after opposing her appointment to the post. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 that her initial concerns were based on information

Anti-abortion group flips views on new Georgia senator

Feb. 14, 2020 6:05 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An influential anti-abortion group is backing Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia in her November special election, only months after opposing her appointment to the post. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Friday that her initial concerns were based on...

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington. Both Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Rep. Doug Collins were in the audience as Trump spoke for more than an hour at the White House, where the 2020 election rivals were among a number of GOP lawmakers the president thanked by name for supporting him throughout his impeachment that ended with his acquittal Wednesday by the Senate. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump praises 2 Republicans seeking Georgia Senate seat

Feb. 6, 2020 5:41 PM EST

In his post-impeachment victory lap, President Donald Trump had high praise Thursday for Georgia's newest senator as well as a fellow Republican Congress member challenging her in an election where Trump's endorsement could give either a potent advantage. Both Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Rep. Doug Collins were in...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks during a Kiwanis Club of Atlanta luncheon. Campaign finance disclosures show that Georgia's incumbent Republican U.S. senators have built a healthy fundraising advantage over their rivals in the state's dual Senate races. (AP Photo/Andrea Smith, File)

Republicans lead fundraising in Georgia's dual Senate races

Feb. 3, 2020 3:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s incumbent Republican U.S. senators have built a healthy fundraising advantage over their rivals in the state’s dual Senate races, newly filed campaign finance reports show. Sen. David Perdue, who is seeking a second term in November, reported raising nearly $1.9...

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., arrives for a re-enactment of her swearing-in, Monday Jan. 6, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Crowded Senate battle in Georgia likely won't end until 2021

Feb. 1, 2020 9:25 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than a month after being sworn in as Georgia's new U.S. senator, Republican Kelly Loeffler faces a 2020 election battle that's already shaping up to be so contentious that odds are it won't be over until 2021. Loeffler, a wealthy businesswoman and political newcomer, is running her...