Where the Candidates Stand On Energy: Nominees for Open US Senate Seat in Georgia

On November 3, 2020, more than 20 candidates ran in the open primary for Georgia's Class III U.S. Senate seat to fill the remaining two years of former Sen. Johnny Isakson's term. During that primary, no candidate received more than 50% of the vote and so the top two candidates - Raphael Warnock and Kelly Loeffler - will advance to a run off on January 3, 2021. Profiles of Warnock and Loeffler are covered in this blog series.

Jennifer Rennicks | August 3, 2020 | Elections, Energy Policy, Georgia

This post is part of a series of blogs examining where 2020 Southeastern candidates for state and federal offices stand on key energy and climate issues. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. Links to reports, candidate websites and outside sources are provided as citizen education tools.

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In this blog, we briefly name the more than 20 candidates who ran in the open primary on November 3, 2020 for Georgia’s Class III U.S. Senate seat to fill the remaining two years of former Sen. Johnny Isakson’s term. On November 3, 2020, per Georgia law, a special election took place in addition to the regularly scheduled U.S. Senate election for the Class II seat. All qualifying candidates, regardless of party, were placed on the same ballot. Because no candidate received more than 50% of the vote, the top two candidates – Raphael Warnock and Kelly Loeffler – will advance to a run off on January 3, 2021. Profiles of Warnock and Loeffler are covered in this blog series.

When Sen. Isakson resigned at the end of 2019, Georgia’s Gov. Kemp appointed Kelly Loeffler to fill the seat. Loeffler is one of the candidates running in the election and will serve until the special election winner takes office in January 2021.

Due to the number of candidates in the initial primary, it was not possible to examine where each stands specific to energy issues, but those who have qualified for the ballot are listed below with a link to their website, if available.

If you are interested in learning more about where your state’s candidates for federal and state office stand on energy, click here to access the entire 2020 blog series. We encourage readers to register to vote well before registration deadlines, which are in early October but vary by state, and vote in the general election on or before November 3, 2020. For voting information in Georgia, including updates about the impact of COVID-19 on voting, click here. Stay tuned for more posts in this series to come!

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Jennifer Rennicks
Since 2006 Jennifer has worked with the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund to to advance stronger federal, state, and utility clean…
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