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Loeffler and Warnock Head to Georgia Senate Runoff

Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler will meet Democrat Raphael Warnock in a January runoff for a Senate in Georgia, after no candidate reached 50 percent of the vote in the all-party, special election primary.

The runoff will take place on January 5, 2021, days after the new Congress is scheduled to be sworn in.

The possibility of a runoff in the special election had been a near-certainty given the number of candidates in the race. Twenty names were on the ballot, including five major party candidates. Three polled best with voters — Warnock, an Atlanta pastor, along with Loeffler and another Republican: Rep. Doug Collins, a fervent Trump loyalist.

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