Gubernatorial Candidate David Perdue Proposes Election Law Enforcement Division for Georgia

Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue on Thursday proposed creating what he called an Election Law Enforcement Division that would investigate alleged violations of the state’s election laws. Perdue, in a statement, said Election Law Enforcement Division officers would have the authority to make arrests.

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Says He’ll Fight Critical Race Theory and Push for a Parental Bill of Rights

Governor Brian Kemp delivered his year State of the State address Thursday, where he announced his policy priorities for the 2022 session of the Georgia General Assembly, and they include reducing crime and reforming public education “From the classroom to the ball field, there are those who want to divide our kids along political lines, push partisan agendas, and indoctrinate students from all walks of life. This is wrong, it’s dangerous, and as long as I’m governor, it will not take root in Georgia,” Kemp said.

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David Perdue Lists Georgia Parents’ Bill of Rights He Plans to Deliver as Governor

Former Republican senator and current Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue on Monday published a Georgia Parents’ Bill of Rights that he said protects children from overzealous school administrators. Perdue’s proposal borrows from federal legislation that U.S. Senator Josh Hawley(R-MO) proposed last year.

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David Perdue Files Suit Against Law He Says Gives Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s Campaign Unfair Advantage

Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue said a new state law gives Governor Brian Kemp a significant financial advantage as he seeks reelection, and this week Perdue filed suit to challenge that law’s constitutionality. In his lawsuit, Perdue, a former Republican U.S. senator, cited Senate Bill 221. The bill became law in July of last year, according to the Georgia General Assembly’s website.

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New Salon Article Attacking David Perdue Proves the Left Worries Georgia Will Elect Him Governor, Campaign Says

Salon this week identified former Republican senator and current Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue as one of the nation’s 10 “scariest Republican candidates of 2022.” The Georgia Star News asked Perdue spokeswoman Jenni Sweat on Tuesday whether that article signals that the left takes Perdue’s candidacy seriously and outright fears he’ll defeat incumbent Republican Governor Brian Kemp later this year.

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Gubernatorial Candidate David Perdue Wants Georgians to Have a Parents’ Bill of Rights

A spokeswoman for former Republican senator and Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue said Monday that the candidate wants a Parents’ Bill of Rights. This, after Atlanta Public School (APS) officials announced Saturday that they will operate virtually this week for all students and all staff. APS officials said the district’s most recent COVID-19 data prompted the decision.

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Gov. Brian Kemp Attracts Criticism After He Tells Georgians He Did What He Promised to Do

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, up for reelection next year, released a campaign ad on Wednesday and told voters he has done everything he said he would do during his first term. Two Republicans running against Kemp said Wednesday that the incumbent governor has fallen short.

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Georgia House Speaker David Ralston Predicts GOP Will Suffer Bloodbath in 2022 Unless They Shut Up About Voter Fraud

Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) said this week that members of the state’s GOP will suffer a “bloodbath” in 2022 if they continue to allege voter fraud occurred during the 2020 elections. Ralston made those remarks to the Atlanta-based WABE, which is affiliated with National Public Radio.

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Declared Gubernatorial Candidate David Perdue Issues Dire Warning to Georgia About Stacey Abrams

Former Republican senator and declared Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue said last weekend that incumbent Governor Brian Kemp cannot defeat Stacey Abrams in 2022 and that an Abrams win will have ramifications nationwide. If Abrams wins, Perdue told Breitbart News Saturday, then the GOP will not recapture the White House in 2024.

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New David Perdue Lawsuit Cites Election Fraud in Fulton County, Asks to Inspect Absentee Ballots and Envelopes

Former Republican senator and declared gubernatorial candidate David Perdue and another Georgia resident this week cited fraud in last year’s elections in Fulton County and filed a suit seeking greater election transparency. In their lawsuit, Perdue and Elizabeth Grace Lennon requested access to Fulton County’s absentee ballots and absentee envelopes from last year. They filed the suit in the Superior Court of Fulton County. Lennon said county officials denied her the right to vote.

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Former Senator Perdue Says He Wouldn’t Have Certified 2020 Election

Former Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) who is currently challenging Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) in the Peach State’s gubernatorial primary, said in a Thursday interview that he would not have voted to certify the 2020 election results in the state. 

“Not with the information that was available at the time and not with the information that has come out now. They had plenty of time to investigate this. And I wouldn’t have signed it until those things had been investigated, and that’s all we were asking for,” told Axios. 

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Georgia Poll Shows Kemp and Perdue Tied Following Trump Endorsement

A new poll, conducted by FOX 5 Atlanta/Insider Advantage, shows incumbent Governor Brian Kemp and GOP primary challenger David Perdue locked in a tie.

The survey was conducted shortly after Perdue launched his campaign against Kemp and former President Trump endorsed him.

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Former President Trump Responds to David Perdue’s Gubernatorial Primary Challenge

Former President Donald Trump on Monday responded to former U.S. Senator David Perdue launching a Georgia gubernatorial campaign.

The campaign, a GOP primary challenge against incumbent Governor Brian Kemp, follows routine attacks from Trump against Kemp.

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Former President Trump Endorses Georgia GOP Gubernatorial Candidate David Perdue

Former President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed former U.S. Senator and Georgia GOP gubernatorial candidate David Perdue.

Perdue, arguing he is a better contender to defeat Democrat Stacy Abrams, formally launched a primary challenge against Republican Governor Brian Kemp.

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Burt Jones Launches Campaign for Georgia Lt. Governor, Hints He Might Get Donald Trump Endorsement

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Georgia State Sen. Burt Jones (R-Jackson) announced Tuesday he’s running for lieutenant governor, and, while he didn’t elaborate, said he feels “real good” about getting an endorsement from former U.S. President Donald Trump. The Georgia Star News asked Jones Tuesday if he knows something about a possible Trump backing that he has not yet publicly disclosed.

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Despite Filing, Perdue Won’t Run Against Warnock

Despite filing to run with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), former U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) says he will not mount a comeback bid against U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in 2022.

“After much reflection and prayer, Bonnie and I have decided that we will not enter the race for the United States Senate in 2022,” Perdue said in Tuesday press release. “This is a personal decision, not a political one. I am confident that whoever wins the Republican primary one next year will defeat the Democrat candidate in the General election for this seat, and I will do everything I can to make that happen.”

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Loeffler Founds Voter Registration Group in Georgia

In what is being viewed as an attempt to counter the efforts of former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, a Republican former U.S. Senator from the Peach State has founded her own voter outreach group.

“Former Sen. Kelly Loeffler is starting a voter registration and outreach group called ‘Greater Georgia,’ in her first major public move since losing her Senate seat to Democrat Raphael Warnock in a Jan. 6 runoff,” Fox News reported Monday. 

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Vice President Harris Swears in Ossoff, Warnock

Vice President Kamala Harris, sworn into office herself just hours prior, swore in two new Senators from Georgia Wednesday afternoon. 

Democat Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, who edged out former Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, respectively, in a runoff election on January 5, became the newest members of the U.S. Senate, flipping control of the higher chamber of Congress the Democratic Party. 

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Georgia Certifies Wins for Ossoff, Warnock While Questions Linger

Two Democrat Senators-elect who won runoff elections in Georgia earlier this month saw their victories certified by the Secretary of State Tuesday, despite lingering questions regarding election integrity in the Peach State. 

“Senators-elect Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff have now been certified as Georgia’s next senators, and can soon be sworn in,” WXIA said Tuesday. 

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Georgia Voting System Chief Gabriel Sterling Blames Rep. Taylor Greene for Runoff Election Losses

A member of the Georgia Secretary of State’s office attempted to shift the blame to President Donald J. Trump and his supporters, including a newly-elected congresswoman, for the GOP’s failure in the U.S. runoffs in the Peach State.

“The drop off in GOP turnout from Nov to Jan was driven by Trump and most prominently in areas represented by Doug Collins and Marjorie Taylor Greene. These folks cost the GOP two senate seats and control of the Senate. Giving Biden and Dems a free hand,” Gabriel Sterling, the Secretary of States’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial officer said on Twitter. 

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Despite Heavy Left-Wing Credentials, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff Say They Will Serve All Georgians

Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, despite their connections to socialists and other members of the political left, told Georgians this week that they will act in all state residents’ best interests. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s website reported that, with 100 percent of the vote collected, incumbent U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) lost to Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff. Perdue got 49.79 percent of the vote, or 2,195,755 votes. Ossoff got 50.21 percent or 2,214,178 votes.

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Democratic Senate Candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff Declared Victory as Counting Continued

Democratic candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff claimed victory in their respective U.S. Senate runoff elections as vote counting continued. Warnock declared that he’d won late Tuesday evening, while Ossoff waited until Wednesday morning to declare his win.

At the time of press with over 98 percent reporting in for both races, Warnock led Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) by over 55,600 votes, or just over 1 point. Ossoff led Republican incumbent David Perdue (R-GA) by over 18,400 votes, or just over half a point.

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Trump Decries Vote Counting Process in Georgia

President Donald J. Trump is closely monitoring the election results in Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff from Tuesday night, and decried several instances of possible malfeasance in the vote counting process. 

“Looks like they are setting up a big ‘voter dump’ against the Republican candidates. Waiting to see how many votes they need?” he tweeted at 10:28pm. 

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Georgia U.S. Senate Runoffs Incredibly Tight, No Declared Winner as of Tuesday Night

As of Tuesday night Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) held a small lead over Democrat opponent Jon Ossoff, while Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler  held a very slight lead over Democrat opponent Raphael Warnock. The outcome of the race will determine which party holds the majority in the U.S. Senate.

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Franklin Graham Tells Georgia Voters That on Tuesday the Soul of America Depends on Them

Evangelist Franklin Graham this week told Georgia residents that they must vote in Tuesday’s two U.S. Senate run-offs because “the soul of our nation is at stake.” Graham said this on his Facebook page.

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Questions Surrounding Administration of ‘Rollover’ Absentee Ballots in Fulton County Remain Unanswered Days Before Georgia U.S. Senate Runoff Elections

Just days before the statewide U.S. Senate runoff in Georgia, confusion over obtaining absentee ballots remains. 

“Georgians who are over the age of 65, members of the military or are physically disabled have the option of receiving absentee ballots for an entire election cycle by submitting a single application,” Atlanta radio station WABE reported in November. 

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President Trump to Stump for Loeffler and Perdue in Georgia the Eve of Election Runoff

President Donald Trump will host another Georgia rally in a show of support to incumbent Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA). The “Victory Rally” will occur January 4th, one day before the runoff election date for the two senate seats.

Others joining Trump at the rally are incumbent Georgia Public Service Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, Jr., and a coalition of unnamed Republicans. McDonald will also appear on the January 5th election runoff ballot, defending his District 4 position for the Georgia Public Service Commission (GPSC). The incumbent will face Democratic challenger Daniel Blackman. Prior to serving as commissioner, McDonald served two decades as a state representative. 

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Senators Loeffler, Perdue Send Letter to Acting U.S. Consul General on Behalf of Georgia Teen Jailed for Breaking Cayman Island Quarantine

Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) submitted a letter to the U.S. Embassy’s Acting Consul General requesting the release of Skylar Mack. The senators expressed concern for the welfare of Mack, an 18-year-old college student jailed for breaking the Cayman Islands’ quarantine rules. 

In their letter, Loeffler and Perdue acknowledged the impact of COVID-19 and the Cayman Islands’ authority to impose its pandemic-related regulations and sentencing. However, according to the two senators, Mack has reportedly received a substantial amount of death threats for the incident.

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Ossoff Campaign Emphasized His Business Savvy: New Reports Indicate His Media Company Is Struggling

Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff won’t disclose the financial struggles of his media company, despite using it throughout his campaign as proof of his business prowess. During an interview with The Washington Post, Ossoff dodged questions regarding his financial management of Insight TWI: The World Investigates (TWI).

According to The Post, Ossoff assumed the media company after investing a quarter of a million from his inheritance. Ossoff’s late grandfather, Hyman Ossoff, created the Ossoff Leather Company with his brother, and later formed the Suncook Tanning Corporation in New Hampshire. The total inheritance that Ossoff received is unknown.

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Nearly 50K Votes Cast by Voters in Runoff Election Who Didn’t Vote in General Election

Reports from independent data analysts state that nearly 50,000 voters who didn’t vote in the general election have voted in the runoff election. The data culled from the Georgia Secretary of State’s office issued a stark contrast to the total number of votes cast in the runoff, which are currently lower overall than in the general election.

According to Georgia Votes, the 50,000 voters make up nearly 3 percent of the registered voters who didn’t vote in the presidential election. There are 21 percent less mail-in ballots than the general election, and a 5 percent increase of early votes. The site reflected that Monday marked five consecutive days of lower in-person voting turnout than the general election. Additionally, Democratic-leaning districts had stronger turnouts this past weekend than their Republican-leaning counterparts.

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David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler Blast Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi for Holding Up COVID-19 Relief

U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) criticized U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) “for holding COVID aid hostage for months.” The two U.S. senators from Georgia emailed a joint statement Monday.

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Outcome of Georgia U.S. Race Will Determine New York City’s Budget, Mayor Bill de Blasio Says

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said late last week that his city’s budget hinges on the results of the Georgia U.S. Senate runoffs. This, according to a transcript of a press conference that de Blasio held Thursday. The mayor’s staff published the transcript on The City of New York’s official website.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Georgia GOP Lawsuit Alleging Insecurity of Drop Boxes and Absentee Signature Verification

A federal judge dismissed a Georgia lawsuit Thursday challenging the legality of drop boxes and absentee signature verification. The suit, filed by the 12th Congressional District Republican Committee, sought to eliminate the use of absentee ballot drop boxes and invalidate signature matching protocol added earlier this year and for the runoff election.

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Poll: Perdue, Loeffler Could Score in Opposing Braves Name Change

A runoff election may very well be the closest thing in politics to extra innings in baseball, and with control of the Senate at stake, the GOP in Georgia hopes an appeal to America’s pastime will help keep the majority Republican.

This would explain why Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are talking baseball in December.

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Joe Biden Stumps for Warnock, Ossoff in Georgia

President-elect Joe Biden spoke at a car rally in Georgia on Tuesday in support of Democratic candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. Biden’s message focused on how the nation would achieve progress and unity through Warnock and Ossoff, and how the nation would continue to fail under incumbent Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.

The lineup of opening statements included failed gubernatorial candidate and Democratic activist Stacey Abrams; Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; and Congresswoman-elect Nekima Williams. Both Warnock and Ossoff also took the stage before Biden.

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Commentary: Georgia’s Senate Runoff Elections Will Determine Immigration Policy

Georgia’s two runoff Senate elections will determine the future of U.S. immigration policy.

Joe Biden wants to amnesty 11 million illegal aliens and massively expand legal immigration and guestworker programs. If Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock win, a Democrat-controlled Senate would happily go along with that plan.

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No Updated Voter Registration from Georgia Secretary of State as Early Voting Begins

A week after the new voter registration deadline, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger hasn’t issued an updated version of Georgia’s voter registration list.

Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) published a joint statement requesting an updated list.

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Georgia’s GOP Calls Out Secretary of State Raffensperger’s Failure to Update, Secure the Voter Registration List

As of the first day of early voting for the runoff election, Georgians haven’t received an updated voter registration list.

The Republican Party of Georgia issued a press release posing seven questions about the list pertaining to the upcoming runoff election.

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Commentary: Georgia’s Senate Runoff Elections Will Determine Immigration Policy

Georgia’s two runoff Senate elections will determine the future of U.S. immigration policy.

Joe Biden wants to amnesty 11 million illegal aliens and massively expand legal immigration and guestworker programs. If Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock win, a Democrat-controlled Senate would happily go along with that plan.

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Vice President Pence Hosts Defend the Majority Rally in Augusta, Stumping for Senators Perdue and Loeffler

Vice President Mike Pence hosted a “Defend the Majority” rally in Augusta, Georgia, gathering a crowd of 500 on a Thursday. The vice president stumped for incumbent Republican senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in their bid to win re-election in the upcoming runoff election.

The rally occurred at Augusta Regional Airport in the early afternoon. Perdue was in attendance though Loeffler was absent – the latter senator was attending the funeral of her campaign staffer.

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President Trump Holds a Victory Rally in Valdosta, Georgia; Calls on Voters to Support Senators Perdue and Loeffler in Runoff

President Donald Trump spoke to raucous crowd of tens of thousands of Georgia voters Saturday evening in Valdosta, vowing to “never surrender,” in the important runoff in January.

Although Trump did not mention anything of a special session from Georgia Governor Kemp. As previously reported by The Georgia Star News, “legislators have petitioned for a special session ahead of the runoff election for several weeks.”

The president spoke on behalf of Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Both are running against Democratic candidates in the Georgia January 5 runoff election.

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Poll Reveals 58 Percent of Voters Want Governor Kemp to Call Special Legislative Session Now

A majority of likely voters in January’s runoff election want Governor Brian Kemp to call a special session for absentee ballot signature verification. The poll, exclusively shared with The Georgia Star News, revealed that the bipartisan voters strongly desire a special legislative session addressing signature verification for every mail-in ballot.

The national survey research and strategic services company McLaughlin & Associates called 800 likely voters at the end of last month. The methodology was described as a random selection “to correlate with actual voter turnout in the November 3rd general election.”

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Ossoff Continues to Accuse Perdue of Insider Trading – Even After He’s Been Cleared of Wrongdoing

Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff continues to accuse incumbent Senator David Perdue (R-GA) of insider trading, though Perdue has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

The Senate Ethics Committee, Department of Justice (DOJ), and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) all cleared Perdue earlier this year.

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Stacey Abrams Taps Hollywood Elite to Secure Ossoff and Warnock Win

Democratic activist and failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has tapped Hollywood’s elite to help with the senatorial runoff race. Abrams began hosting the weekly briefings with celebrities, their agents, and Hollywood executives on Friday. 

“I believe very much in the power of celebrity to cut through the noise of politics,” stated Abrams.

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#WalkAway Campaign Founder Brandon Straka Announces Mass Canvassing in Georgia to Help David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler

#WalkAway Campaign founder Brandon Straka announced this week that he is coordinating grand scale plans to help U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) win reelection. U.S. Senate Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock want to represent the Peach State. Perdue and Loeffler are on the January 5, 2021 ballot for the U.S. Senate against Ossoff and Warnock, respectively.

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No Word from Governor Kemp as State Legislators Demand Special Session

State legislators continue to push for Governor Brian Kemp or the General Assembly to call a special legislative session before the January runoff election. 

State Senators Brandon Beach (R-GA-Alpharetta), Greg Dolezal (R-GA-Cumming), William Ligon (R-GA-Brunswick), and Burt Jones (R-GA-Jackson) submitted a letter to Kemp on Tuesday.

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