On January 5, two elections will be held for the Georgia chairs in the Federal Senatel. The elections will determine the political future of the United States as they decide the majority in the upper house, which will be essential for the first two years of the presidency of Joe Biden.
In the note that we link here you can learn more about the importance of these elections. A contest faces Senator David Perdeu against 33-year-old Democrat Jon Ossoff. The other election, which is of a special nature, measures the senator Kelly Loeffer and African American pastor Raphael Warnock. Here is a profile of these candidates
Senator David Perdeu (Republican)
A businessman who came to the Senate in 2015. He was an executive of Reebok and President of Dollar General. As President of PillowTex he was questioned for absences that may have led to the closure of the company, which left 7,650 people without work in the country.
As a Senator he was questioned for selling stocks before the stock market crashed due to the coronavirus. Perdeu (70) was told of receiving information about the potential devastation of coronavirus.
He is a senator close to Donald Trump. He opposes Obamacare and supports measures that limit immigration.
Jon Ossoff (Democrat)
Perdeu’s rival is a 33-year-old economist and investigative journalist. He was born and raised in Atlanta. During his high school he volunteered for the Office of Congressman John Lewis, figure of the civil rights movement along with Martin Luther King.
As a journalist he did investigations on corruption. Two years ago he tried to reach the House of Representatives but lost in the second electoral round. Supports immigration reform that opens a path for undocumented people to become United States citizens.
Senator Kelly Loeffer (Republicana)
She was appointed a senator in December 2019 by Governor Brian Kemp to replace Johnny Isakson, who withdrew for health reasons. Loeffler (49) was an executive at financial firms prior to her arrival in politics and is the owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream.
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She was also accused of selling stocks before the stock market crashed from the coronavirus. She is a staunch ally of Trump. He opposes abortion, Obamacare and supports the construction of Trump’s wall. He obtained 25.9% of votes in the first round.
Raphael Warnock (Democrat)
Loeffler’s rival is Reverend Raphael Warnock (51), who made his name in politics in 2014 when he spearheaded a campaign to expand coverage of Medicaid in Georgia. It has also organized days for voter registrants.
He was pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church of Martin Luther King, leader of the civil rights movement. Players at the Atlanta Dream, which is owned by Loeffler, have supported his candidacy. He won the first round with 32.9% and is the favorite to win the contest.
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