2020 Georgia Senate Race

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Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jon Ossoff said state and county election officials should resign after Tuesday’s election drew national outrage and reports of long lines, struggles with new voting machines and concerns over unprocessed and undelivered absentee ballots.

Jon Ossoff announces his candidacy for U.S. Sen. seat currently held by David Perdue
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Gov. Brian Kemp has moved to revitalize the task force assigned to maximize participation among all Georgians in the 2020 census. We ask his press secretary, can immigrant communities be reassured they have no reason to fear being counted?

 


Jon Ossoff

Investigative filmmaker and one-time Congressional candidate Jon Ossoff is now the fourth Democrat running in the primary election to challenge Republican Sen. David Perdue in 2020.

Candidate headshots. Graphic GPB News.

As you might already know, both of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats will be on the ballot next November.

You also may know that Gov. Brian Kemp has selected Republican megadonor Kelly Loeffler to replace the retired Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson on the ballot in 2020 and, if successful, the governor’s reelection campaign in 2022. With official qualifying just weeks away, the time for candidates to enter into the race is drawing to a close.

U.S. Senator Johnny Iskason, who announced his intent to resign at the end of 2019, appearing on Political Rewind in February, 2018.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson stuns Georgia’s political community by announcing his retirement, citing his health challenges.  He will step down at the end of this year, ending a four-decade career in elective office.