It rarely happens and Georgia is the only place in America it will happen this election year: Both the state’s U.S. Senate seats are on the ballot at the same time.
Between the two races, Georgia voters will see 23 Senate candidates on the November ballot
Because Georgia’s senior senator, Johnny Isakson, resigned late last year for health reasons, all voters will pick who will fill the last two years of his six-year term at the same time they will decide whether to give the state’s junior senator, David Purdue a second term or elect one of two challengers.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Kelly Loeffler to fill Isakson’s open seat until the special election. She is among 20 candidates in that race -- eight Democrats, six Republicans and six others from smaller parties or not aligned with any party.
Candidates for U.S. Senate (remaining 2 years of term)
|Doug Collins - attorney - dougforgeorgia.com||Deborah Jackson - attorney - www.deborahforgeorgia.com||Brian Slowinski - Libertarian - voteslowinski.com|
|Derrick Grayson - network engineer - graysonforga.com||Jamesia James - retired Air Force/business owner - www.jamesiajames4ussenate.com||Al Bartell - independent - business consultant - www.bartellforsenate.com|
|Annette Davis Jackson - businesswoman - annettedjackson.wixsite.com/ussenate||Tamara Johnson-Shealey - advocate - www.tamaraforgeorgia.com||Allen Buckley - independent - attorney/CPA - buckleyforsenate.org|
|A. Wayne Johnson - business executive - www.johnsonsenate.com||Matt Lieberman - former teacher and head of school - liebermanforsenate.com||Michael Todd Greene - independent - former educator|
|Kelly Loeffler - incumbent U.S. Senator - www.kellyforsenate.com||Joy Felicia Slade - physician||Valencia Stovall - independent - business owner - www.gostovall.com|
|Kandiss Taylor - educator - www.kandisstaylor.com||Ed Tarver - attorney - www.tarverforsenate.com||John Fortuin - Green Party - property manager - fortuinforgeorgia.com|
|Raphael Warnock - pastor - warnockforgeorgia.com|
|Richard Dien Winfield - professor - winfieldforsenate.com|