Kelly Loeffler

Senator Kelly LoefflerFormer US Senator Kelly Loeffler (R)

2020 – 2021

Loeffler was the first woman to serve more than one day in office as a US Senator from Georgia.

Signature Policies

Economic Optimism — During her 2020 campaign, Loeffler hyped the greatness of Trump’s economy as conditions for most people continued to collapse.  She mentioned “record low unemployment” on her website as unemployment had actually been spiking sharply upward.

Low Taxes and Limited Regulation — Loeffler supported low taxes and cutting regulations on businesses.

Election Results

2020 Special Election Runoff

Raphael Warnock (D) – 50.8%
Kelly Loeffler (R) – 49.2%

2020 Special Election

Raphael Warnock (D) – 32.9%
Kelly Loeffler (R) – 25.9%
Doug Collins (R) – 20.0%

Donors

Loeffler is a Republican mega-donor and, together with her husband, has a net worth over $500 million. She pledged to spend $20 million of her own money on her 2020 election campaign. She is the CEO of Bakkt, a Bitcoin trading platform. Bakkt is a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, of which her husband, Jeffrey Sprecher, is CEO.

Controversy

Loeffler was investigated for insider trading in the wake of the coronavirus-induced stock market crash soon after taking office. Although the investigation was dropped, this scandal persists as a 2020 campaign issue.

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