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Some candidates running for Senate seats file paperwork

There are races for both Senate seats.

ATLANTA — The field of candidates for Georgia's two U.S. Senate seats continues to expand.

Jon Ossoff has filed his paperwork to qualify, challenging the incumbent Republican holding the seat, Sen. David Perdue. He launched his campaign for the Senate seat back in September.

Ossoff joins Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, Executive Sarah Riggs Amico and retired Airforce veteran James Knox in the May Democratic primary.

The winner will go on to face Perdue.

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Georgia's other seat, which is currently held by Sen. Kelly Loeffler, will be decided with a "jungle primary" in November. 

Kemp appointed Loeffler to the position after it was vacated at the end of 2019 by Johnny Isakson. Congressman Doug Collins is running against his fellow Republican, as is Macon resident Wayne Johnson. 

On Wednesday, Democrats Matt Lieberman and Ed Tarver also qualified for the special election. 

The pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Raphael Warnock, is expected to file his paperwork soon. 

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