Georgia Election Chief Sets Qualifying For US Senate Special Election
Georgia’s secretary of state has set the qualifying period for the special U.S. Senate election featuring Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and GOP Rep. Doug Collins. Qualifying in the race will take place next week from March 2-6, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office announced Monday.
That’s the same window that candidates in other 2020 Georgia races must officially declare to get on the ballot. The move could limit the amount of opposition that Loeffler, who was sworn in Jan. 6, will face.
The Nov. 3 election won’t be preceded by party primaries, meaning that multiple Republicans and Democrats could be on the ballot.