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  • Cook Political Report, Sabato’s Crystal Ball change race rating of Georgia’s special U.S. Senate election

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    On Oct. 13, The Cook Political Report changed its race rating for the special U.S. Senate election in Georgia from “Lean Republican” to “Toss-up”. On Oct. 8, Sabato’s Crystal Ball changed its rating from “Likely Republican” to “Leans Republican”. Polling in recent weeks has shown Raphael Warnock (D) leading incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) and Rep. Doug Collins (R),…

  • Rep. Tom Graves leaves Congress October 4

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    Georgia Rep. Tom Graves (R) resigned from Congress effective Sunday, Oct. 4. He announced his resignation on Sept. 11. Graves had previously announced on Dec. 5, 2019, that he would not seek re-election in 2020. Graves issued the following statement via Twitter on Oct. 2: “Today I sent letters to Gov. Kemp & House officials…

  • Georgia U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff completes Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connections survey

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    Jon Ossoff, the Democratic nominee in the regularly-scheduled U.S. Senate election in Georgia, recently completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connections survey. Ossoff faces incumbent David Perdue (R) and Shane Hazel (L) in the general election for U.S. Senate. Ballotpedia asks all federal, state, and local candidates to complete a survey so voters can discover what motivates them…

  • Special election approaches for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District

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    The special general election for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District is on September 29, 2020. A runoff election is scheduled for December 1. If no candidate wins a majority of the vote in September, the top-two vote recipients will advance to the runoff.   Seven candidates are competing in the special election: • Robert Franklin (D)…

  • Glynn County, Georgia, ballot measure to abolish local police ruled unconstitutional

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    On September 11, a Georgia Superior Court judge ruled that the authority to abolish a local police department is held by local officials and cannot be voted on via a public referendum. The court’s decision removed the Glynn County Abolish County Police Department Measure from the November ballot. The measure would have abolished the Glynn…

  • Special Democratic primary for Georgia State Senate District 39 set for November 3

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    A new state legislative special election has been added to our list. The special election is for the District 39 seat in the Georgia State Senate. Only Democratic Party candidates may file because no Republican filed for the seat in the 2020 regular election. The incumbent, Nikema Williams (D), withdrew from the regular election after…

  • Andrew Clyde wins Georgia’s 9th Congressional District Republican primary runoff

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    Andrew Clyde defeated Matt Gurtler in the Republican primary runoff for Georgia’s 9th Congressional District on August 11, 2020. With 62% of precincts reporting, Clyde had received 56% of the vote to Gurtler’s 44%. Clyde and Gurtler advanced from a nine-candidate field in the June 9 Republican primary. Gurtler finished first in that race with…

  • Willis defeats incumbent Howard Jr. in Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Democratic primary runoff

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    Fani Willis defeated incumbent Paul Howard Jr. in the Democratic primary runoff for Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney on August 11, 2020. With 15% of precincts reporting, Willis had received 74% of the vote to Howard Jr.’s with 26%. Howard Jr. has been in office since 1997. Howard Jr. and Willis were the top-two finishers…

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene wins Georgia’s 14th Congressional District Republican primary runoff

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    Marjorie Taylor Greene defeated John Cowan in the Republican primary runoff for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District. At 8:28 p.m. EST, the race was called by Decision Desk HQ with 42% of precincts reporting. Greene received 59.4% of the vote and Cowan followed with 40.6%. Incumbent Tom Graves (R), in office since 2010, did not run…

  • Special election runoff to be held in Georgia Senate district

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    A special election runoff is being held on August 11 for District 4 of the Georgia State Senate. Republicans Scott Bohlke and Billy Hickman are facing off in the runoff. Bohlke and Hickman advanced past the June 9 primary election with 32% and 33% of the vote, respectively. The two candidates are also running in…