Jewish senate candidates losing in Georgia, QAnon backer ahead

Two Senate seats are up in Georgia. In one, Jon Ossoff, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2018, is slightly behind incumbent Republican David Perdue 49% to 48%.

Ossoff, a 33-year-old Jewish former journalist, got a boost after lashing out against Perdue in their most recent debate — on several issues, including an ad Perdue’s campaign ran that appeared to elongate Ossoff’s nose — went viral.

In a second race, Democrat Raphael Warnock is handily leading incumbent kelly Loeffler. Matt Lieberman, son of former Jewish Senator Joe Lieberman, has only 2.7 % of the vote.

Marjorie Greene, a QAnon-spouting candidate backed by Donald Trump, is winning her race for a seat in the House of Representatives, though with only a few thousands votes counted there.

Statewide, 5% of Georgia’s likely votes have been counted.

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