That free-for-all vote will feature candidates from all parties on the same ballot – with no primary to filter nominees. Leading Georgia Democrats hope partisans unify behind the Rev. Raphael Warnock, who is expected to soon enter the race, though several other contenders have announced.
But she could also face a stiff challenge on her right flank from U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, a four-term lawmaker from Gainesville who has honed his reputation as one of President Donald Trump’s most ardent defenders.
Loeffler, meanwhile, has embarked on a statewide tour to meet grassroots activists – many of whom hadn't heard of her before she emerged as Kemp's favorite – and debuted a pro-Trump television ad to introduce herself to voters. She's pledged to spend at least $20 million of her own money on her bid.