Georgia special elections may get primaries, but not this year
February 19, 2020 at 3:00 a.m.
| Updated February 19, 2020 at 2:55 a.m.
BEN NADLER / The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - A proposed change to Georgia election law to require party primaries before certain special elections has been amended so it wouldn't take effect until 2021, assuring a special U.S. Senate election this year won't be affected if it passes.
That's good news for recently appointed Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who is running to defend her seat in a free-for-all special election on Nov. 3.
House Bill 757 was approved by the state House Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday. It could soon go to the full House for a vote.
FILE- In this Jan. 6, 2020 file photo, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., smiles before a re-enactment of her swearing-in, by Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington.