Nov 4, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Kelly Loeffler, Raphael Warnock advance to Senate runoff election in Georgia

Kelly Loeffler.

Kelly Loeffler. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) and Rev. Raphael Warnock (D) will advance to a January runoff election for one of two Senate seats up for grabs in Georgia, AP projects.

The state of play: Loeffler was able to see out a challenge from Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) in the special election between the two Republicans and Warnock, as well as 18 other less competitive candidates.

  • Loeffler and Collins both campaigned heavily on their support for President Trump.
  • Loeffler has held the seat since former Republican Sen. Jonny Isakson resigned last December.

What they're saying: Collins conceded to Loeffler on Tuesday night, writing on Twitter: "She has my support and endorsement. I look forward to all Republicans coming together. Raphael Warnock would be a disaster for Georgia and America."

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