In the wake of the contentious 2020 election, the battle for the majority in the U.S. Senate looms large. That majority will be decided in the two run-off elections in the state of Georgia on January 5th.
Both of the Republicans are incumbents: Kelly Loeffler was appointed by Governor Kemp, replacing Johnny Isakson who had resigned for health reasons.
And David Perdue is running for his second term representing Georgians.
Neither of the candidates reached Georgia’s requirement of 50-percent plus one in the November 3rd election.
All of this matters tremendously:
Holding the majority in the Senate determines who sets the agenda. To put it this way, nothing can come to the Senate floor if the majority leader does not allow it to be presented for a vote.
Turnout is going to be key. It will likely be a very partisan vote, which means that one party or the other is likely to win both seats.
As we understand the issues that will come before the Senate, that matters immensely.
Keep your eyes on Georgia.