Who’s on the Ballot in GeorgiaWho’s on the Ballot in Georgia?
Georgia voters have two runoff elections, and control of the Senate, to decide on Tuesday. Here’s a look at the four candidates’ lives and careers.Kelly Loeffler, a Republican appointed a year ago, has become deeply loyal to Trump.ImageSenator Kelly Loeffler at a campaign event in Cumming, Ga., on Saturday.Credit…Chang W. Lee/The New York TimesSenator Kelly Loeffler, 50, has spent the campaign telling audiences that she has “lived the American dream,” pitching herself as a modest farm girl who worked her way through college before becoming a financial executive and co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, a W.N.B.A. team.Ms. Loeffler is the daughter of a wealthy farming family from central Illinois, who inherited large tracts of rich agricultural land when she was in her early 20s. Her husband, Jeffrey Sprecher, is the chairman of the New York Stock Exchange and her largest campaign donor.Until 2017, Ms. Loeffler was the chairwoman of a corporate foundation that matched small donations that her company’s employees made to many groups, including those that support abortion rights, among them Planned Parenthood, though she is a staunch opponent of abortion.Before she was appointed last year, President Trump made clear that he supported a rival. Ms. Loeffler did not contribute to his 2016 campaign; she was previously known as a Republican donor eager to support more centrist candidates. But during this campaign, the first she has had to mount, she has portrayed herself as a steadfast ally of the president’s, boasting of her “100 percent Trump voting record” and backing his baseless attempts to subvert the election.Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, wants to move from the pulpit to politics.ImageThe Rev. Raphael Warnock campaigning on Monday in Hephzibah, Ga.Credit…Chang W. Lee/The New York TimesAfter spending his adult life preaching about politics from the church pulpit, the Rev. Raphael Warnock, 51, has decided to enter the political arena in a more direct route. For more than 15 years, he has spoken from one of the world’s most famous pulpits, Ebenezer Baptist Church, once the home of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Republicans have tried to portray Mr. Warnock as a dangerous radical, though he says his role is one of a moral compass. He has said some of his sermons are designed to make people uncomfortable, urging Black churches to be more accepting of gay people and criticizing them for being “shamefully slow” to focus on gender inequality. In his book, he criticized white churches for being participants “in slavery, segregation and other manifestations of white supremacy.”Mr. Warnock grew up in a housing project in Savannah, Ga., where he was the 11th of 12 siblings. Both his father and mother were pastors. He gave his own first sermon at the age of 11 and, after graduating from Morehouse College, went on to Union Theological Seminary in New York, where he also worked as a youth minister at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, where another preacher-turned-p