2020 Georgia US Senate #1 Candidate Guide

Jon Ossoff (D) vs David Perdue (R)

US Senate | Election | Nov 10, 2020

The Candidates

Jon Ossoff

Jon Ossoff

Democrat

David Perdue

David Perdue

Republican

Incumbent

The Issues

Campaign Finance

Limit campaign donations? Require political ads to disclose largest funders?

David Perdue (R)

No position found.

Climate Change

Consider human-caused climate change a serious threat?

Address as a top priority by taxing or limiting output of greenhouse gases, supporting renewable energy?

David Perdue (R)

Mostly no. Opposed Obama’s Clean Power Plan and limits on offshore drilling. Supports biomass investment.

COVID-19

Support administration’s response to coronavirus pandemic?

Jon Ossoff (D)

No. Calls the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic “gross incompetence.”

Support administration’s economic response to coronavirus pandemic?

Education

Public funding for private or for-profit schools?

Jon Ossoff (D)

No position found. Focuses on increasing teacher pay and strengthening public schools.

David Perdue (R)

Yes. Supports “school choice,” including charter and private schools.

Environment

Tighten or loosen environmental regulations?

Financial Regulation

Tighten or loosen regulation of banks and credit card companies?

David Perdue (R)

Loosen. Supports  “rollback of federal banking regulations.” Calls Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “rogue agency.”

Immigration

Path to citizenship for DACA participants brought to U.S. as children? Position on expanding border walls and limiting legal immigration?

Impeachment

Support calling witnesses and convicting Trump on impeachment charges?

Iran

Oppose military attacks on Iran without congressional approval?

Jon Ossoff (D)

No position found, although opposed Trump withdrawal from Iran nuclear treaty.

David Perdue (R)

No. Opposed bill to require approval. Supported 2020 attack; “justice has been served.”

Labor

Support “right to work” laws, barring unions from mandating dues.

Jon Ossoff (D)

No position found. Has been endorsed by United Auto Workers.

David Perdue (R)

Yes. Co-sponsored National Right-to-Work Act.

LGBT Rights

Support gay marriage and other LGBTQ rights issues?

Jon Ossoff (D)

Yes. Supports LGBTQ Rights, and Equality Act against discrimination for gender or orientation.

David Perdue (R)

No. Sees marriage as “between one man and one woman.” In legalizing same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court “overstepped” its role.

Marijuana

Decriminalize or legalize?

David Perdue (R)

Medical yes. Supports access to medical marijuana. As of 2014, opposed recreational.

Minimum Wage

Raise federal hourly minimum wage above current $7.25?

Planned Parenthood

Support Planned Parenthood’s receiving public funds for non-abortion care?

Jon Ossoff (D)

Yes.  Will defend Planned Parenthood’s “essential preventative and reproductive health care services.”

David Perdue (R)

No. Co-sponsored bill to end any federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

Saudi Arabia

Support blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Student Financial Aid

Support free or subsidized tuition for lower-income individuals?

Voting Rights

Strict ID and other rules to combat possible fraud, even if limiting access?