The second US Senate seat up for election is currently held by Senator Kelly Loeffler. A Special Election for the remainder of the term will be held. A special election has no primary, everyone appears on the same ballot on November 3rd. If no candidate gains a majority, the top two candidates will have a runoff election on January 6th, 2021. It is important to note that the runoff can be between two Republicans. Democrats are NOT guaranteed a spot in the runoff.
Because of this, voters have to consider additional factors in their vote. If the field of 8 Democrats splits the vote relatively evenly, no Democrat will make the runoff. A Democratic candidate with less than 20% of the overall vote has almost zero chance of making the runoff. A recent Monmouth poll had Sen. Loeffler with 26%, Rep. Doug Collins with 20%, and the majority of GOP voters having decided. Democratic voters were much more undecided, and no Democratic candidate had more than 15% of the vote.
Also a concern is that the runoff may be for control of the US Senate. If the Senate has a 51-49 GOP majority before the runoff, an election between a Democrat and a Republican will be for control of the Senate, and that election won't feature anyone orange to bring down the GOP ticket. Our best chance to win is to consolidate now and help a Democratic candidate get a majority.
The comparison below is for the leading candidates in terms of money raised. Candidates raising less than $150,000 total have been excluded.
Available funds as reported in the most recent FEC filings
Collins - $2.65 Million
Loeffler - $7.03 Million
All funds raised this cycle, as reported in FEC filings
Collins - $3.79 Million
Loeffler - $17.59 Million
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