Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler is making a two-week campaign swing around the state starting Monday, Aug. 24 and she plans to make her final stop the home county of her closest opponent.
Loeffler plans to make stops in 14 different counties as she stumps for re-election to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the retirement of Republican Johnny Isakson on Dec. 31, 2019. Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Loeffler to fill the post until an election could be held to fill the remainder of the term. The election - a so-called jungle primary that pits candidates from all parties in one pool - is scheduled for Nov. 3.
On September 3, she'll wrap up the tour in Hall County, where Congressman Doug Collins lives. Collins and Loeffler have been in a a tight battle on the campaign trail. The Hall County stop will take place at Smoke House BBQ on Atlanta Highway in Oakwood.
The two Republicans are facing challenges from 17 other candidates across various party lines.
Loeffler will be joined on the campaign trail by Republican Senators Tim Scott of South Carolina and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Gov. Brian Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, Attorney General Chris Carr, Insurance Commissioner John King and Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols.
The two-week schedule includes the following stops:
Monday, August 24
Tuesday, August 25
Friday, August 28
Featuring Senator Tim Scott
Monday, August 31
Tuesday, September 1
Featuring Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, Attorney General Chris Carr, Insurance Commissioner John King, Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols
Wednesday, September 2
Featuring Governor Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp
Thursday, September 3
Featuring Senator Tom Cotton