Georgia Senate candidates make final push in high-stakes runoff

Polls opening Tuesday at 7 a.m.

ATLANTA – Polls will open Tuesday for a rare Georgia runoff election because no candidate for either Senate seat had 50% of the vote in November.

It’s the state’s most expensive and watched Senate race in history.

Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler will face-off with the Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, and Republican Sen. David Perdue faces Democratic filmmaker Jon Ossoff.

The two seats will determine whether Republicans or Democrats have the majority on Capitol Hill. The candidates have spent a combined $500,000,000 on the race.

On Monday, Vice President Mike Pence was in Macon, campaigning for incumbents Loeffler and Perdue.

“I want to assure you. I share the concerns about voting irregularities. I promise you come Wednesday, we’ll have our day in Congress. We’ll hear the objections, we’ll hear the evidence. But tomorrow is Georgia’s day!” Pence told a crowd.

Perdue, who is seeking a second term as senator, addressed the church crowd by telephone while quarantining over coronavirus exposure, warning that “the very future of our republic is on the line” and declaring the duty to vote “a calling from God.”

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