Georgia U.S. Senate Runoff Elections

What’s at Stake

The balance of the United States Senate hinges on the two Georgia U.S. Senate runoff elections that will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The contrast between the candidates and where they stand on small business issues could not be more clear.

Lower taxes or higher taxes ● Less red tape or more regulations ● Relief for small businesses or continued uncertainty during the COVID-19 crisis.

Small business is on the ballot. Make your voice heard.

Important Dates

Election Day: January 5, 2021
Absentee Voting: November 18, 2020
(first day ballots can be mailed to voters)
Voter Registration Deadline: December 7, 2020
In-Person Early Voting Begins: December 14, 2020

Listen to how you can help Georgia small businesses during the 2021 Election

General Election Runoff

Senator David Perdue (R) v. US Sen. Candidate Jon Ossoff (D)

Senator David Perdue
Jon Ossoff
Taxes
 
Senator David Perdue
  • Voted for historic tax relief, which created the Small Business Deduction (up to 20% deduction for small business owners) and lowered individual tax rates.1
  • Supports eliminating the estate tax.2
 
US Sen. Candidate Jon Ossoff
  • States he would lower taxes for all but the wealthiest Americans.3
  • Proposes making tax and regulatory compliance simpler and more efficient for businesses.4
Labor
 
Senator David Perdue
  • Minimum Wage: Opposes raising the federal minimum wage.5
  • Right-to-Work Position: Supports nation right-to-work legislation7
  • Liability Protections: Supports liability protections for small businesses to keep workers employed and their doors open.9
 
US Sen. Candidate Jon Ossoff
  • Minimum Wage: Supports raising the federal minimum wage.6
  • Right-to-Work Position: Supports legislation that would repeal Georgia’s right-to-work law and allow card checks.8
  • Paid Leave Views: Supports mandating paid sick leave.10
COVID-19
 
Senator David Perdue
  • Voted for the CARES Act, which provided forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to small business owners who were shut down due to the pandemic.11
  • PPP loans provided to over $14 billion to over 174,000 GA small businesses.12
  • Supported second round of targeted PPP small businesses.13
 
US Sen. Candidate Jon Ossoff
  • Supports fast and generous direct emergency relief, including sending generous emergency cash to tide over people and businesses.14
  • Supports strong social distancing policies now and shelter-in-place orders, where necessary.15

Special Election Runoff

Senator Kelly Loeffler (R) v. Raphael Warnock (D)

Kelly Loeffler
Raphael Warnock
Taxes
 
Senator Kelly Loeffler
  • Supports making tax relief for working- and middle-class families permanent.16
  • Supports the repeal of the estate tax.17
 
US Sen. Candidate Raphael Warnock
  • Would revoke tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs and supports made-in-America incentives.18
  • Would fight to oppose tax breaks that benefit the richest of the rich.19
Labor
 
Senator Kelly Loeffler
  • Supports liability protections for small businesses to keep workers employed and their doors open.20
  • Supports national right-to-work legislation.21
 
US Sen. Candidate Raphael Warnock
  • Supports raising the minimum wage.22
  • Supports legislation that would repeal Georgia’s right-to-work law, allow card check and secondary boycotts, and implement strict tests for independent contractors.23
COVID-19
 
Senator Kelly Loeffler
  • Voted for the CARES Act which provides forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to small business owners who were shut down through no fault of their own due to the pandemic.24
  • PPP loans equate to over 14 billion dollars in direct assistance to over 174,000 Georgia small businesses.25
 
US Sen. Candidate Raphael Warnock
  • Supports transparency around economic development programs and the Paycheck Protection Program.26
Regulatory Agenda
 
Senator Kelly Loeffler
  • Supports assisting small businesses to help them survive these challenging times, keep employees on payroll and create jobs. A key component to that is removing regulatory barriers and incentivizing job creation.27
 
US Sen. Candidate Raphael Warnock
  • Would fight against burdensome regulations on small businesses.28

Senator David Perdue (R) v. US Sen. Candidate Jon Ossoff (D)

1 NFIB How Congress Voted 115th Congress

2 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/215?s=3&r=11

3 https://electjon.com/policy/

4 https://electjon.com/policy/

5 NFIB Federal Candidate Questionnaire

6 https://twitter.com/ossoff/status/1303068295000731654?s=20

7 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/525

8 https://cwa-union.org/national-issues/legislation-and-politics/cwa-political/jon-ossoff-for-us-senate-in-ga

9 NFIB How Congress Voted 116th Congress

10 https://twitter.com/ossoff/status/1273761242415587328

11 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=116&session=2&vote=00080

12 https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/SBA-Paycheck-Protection-Program-Loan-Report-Round2.pdf

13 https://www.gpb.org/news/2020/08/19/sen-david-perdue-talks-covid-19-relief-school-reopening-plans

14 https://electjon.com/policy/

15 https://electjon.com/policy/

Senator Kelly Loeffler (R) v. US Sen. Candidate Raphael Warnock (D)

16 https://www.loeffler.senate.gov/sites/default/files/2020-04/USA%20RISE%20Plan%20Summary.pdf

17 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/215

18 https://warnockforgeorgia.com/issues/jobs/

19 https://warnockforgeorgia.com/issues/jobs/

20 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/4317/text

21https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/525

22 https://warnockforgeorgia.com/issues/jobs/

23 https://cwa-union.org/national-issues/legislation-and-politics/cwa-political/raphael-warnock-for-us-senate-in-ga

24 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=116&session =&vote=00080

25 https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/SBA-Paycheck-Protection-Program-Loan-Report-Round2.pdf

26https://warnockforgeorgia.com/issues/jobs/

27https://www.loeffler.senate.gov/sites/default/files/2020-04/USA%20RISE%20Plan%20Summary.pdf

28https://warnockforgeorgia.com/issues/jobs/

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