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2020 United States Senate special election in Georgia

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2020 United States Senate special election in Georgia

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Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent U.S. Senator

Kelly Loeffler

The 2020 United States Senate special election in Georgia will be held on November 3, 2020, following the resignation of Johnny Isakson effective December 31, 2019. Governor Brian Kemp appointed Kelly Loeffler to serve as Isakson's replacement, effective January 6, 2020, until the special election.[1]

On November 3, 2020, per Georgia law, a special general election will take place on the same day as the regularly scheduled U.S. Senate election for the seat currently held by David Perdue. Party labels will be printed on the ballot and if no candidate receives a majority of the vote, the top two finishers will advance to a run-off election, to be held on January 5, 2021.[2]


Senator Johnny Isakson announced on August 28, 2019, that he will be resigning his Senate seat effective December 31, 2019 due to his deteriorating health.[1] This triggered a special election to fill the remainder of the term. On September 17, 2019, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp launched a website inviting Georgia citizens to submit their resumes in order to be considered for appointment.[3] Kemp appointed Republican Kelly Loeffler to fill the seat until the 2020 special election; Loeffler took office on January 6, 2020.[4]


Republican Party




Democratic Party






  • Al Bartell, businessman, former Republican and Vietnam-era Air Force veteran [35][36][37]

General election


Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[38] Likely R January 10, 2020
Inside Elections[39] Likely R January 10, 2020
Sabato's Crystal Ball[40] Lean R January 16, 2020
Politico[41] Lean R January 6, 2020



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  31. ^ Nunn, Michelle (October 23, 2019). "Today I gathered with some of @CARE's most inspiring global leaders – from Syria to Somalia – working to end poverty and lift up women and girls everywhere. I shared that I am recommitting to #FightWithCARE and deferring any run for U.S. Senate. This chapter is for CARE!". @MichelleNunn. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
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  36. ^ "Regardless of partisan conflict, I have the credibility over the past thirty years as a public policy leader with a balanced approach to situations and issues". Retrieved October 30, 2019.
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