Georgia’s Loeffler forced into January run-off with Democratic opponent
Interim Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) appears headed to a January 5th runoff election.
Loeffler was appointed to the Senate by former Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. If she had received more than 50% of the vote on Election Day, she would have won the special election.
With over 60% of the vote counted, Loeffler narrowly trails Democrat Raphael Warnock, who both have less than 30% of the vote. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) also ran, splitting the GOP vote.
On Tuesday, Collins conceded.
"I just called [Loeffler] and congratulated her on making the runoff," Collins posted on Twitter.
"She has my support and endorsement. I look forward to all Republicans coming together," he wrote.
I just called @kloeffler and congratulated her on making the runoff. She has my support and endorsement. I look for… https://t.co/7xPEmmS9P6— Doug Collins (Text DOUG to 87123) (@Doug Collins (Text DOUG to 87123))1604460893.0