2021 Georgia US Senate #1 Runoff Candidate Guide

Jon Ossoff (D) vs David Perdue (R)

US Senate | Runoff | Jan 5, 2021

The Candidates

Jon Ossoff

Jon Ossoff

Democrat

David Perdue

David Perdue

Republican

The Issues

Campaign Finance

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

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?

Education

Public funding for private or for-profit schools?

Ossoff

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

Perdue

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

Elections

Support Texas lawsuit to overturn election results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

Environment

Tighten or loosen environmental regulations?

Financial Regulation

Tighten or loosen regulation of banks and credit card companies?

Perdue

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

Iran

Oppose military attacks on Iran without congressional approval?

Ossoff

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

Impeachment

Supported calling witnesses and convicting Trump on impeachment charges?

Labor

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

Ossoff

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

Perdue

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

LGBT Rights

Support gay marriage and other LGBTQ rights issues?

Ossoff

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

Perdue

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?

Minimum Wage

Raise federal minimum from $7.25 per hour?

Planned Parenthood

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

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?