Georgia senator and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler will catch up with supporters in her home state on Monday. Feb. 10 according to WMAZ-TV in Macon.
Loeffler will be at a Nu-Way Wieners restaurant on Macon’s Northside Drive from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to the television station.
Georgia governor Brian Kemp appointed Loeffler to her new post last month following the resignation of Johnny Isakson, who stepped down due to health complications.
Loeffler will face stiff competition in her bid to regain her seat this November. She is facing a challenge from Rep. Doug Collins (a fierce defender of the president) of Georgia’s ninth congressional district that includes virtually all of northeast Georgia, including his hometown of Gainesville and portions of Athens-Clarke County.
That special election in November will comprise the remaining two years of Isakson’s term and will be contested by Republicans (such as Loeffler and Collins) and Democrats including Matt Lieberman (son of former vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman) and Raphael Warnock, who runs the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Even though, Loeffler has attempted to toe a more conservative line since being appointed by Kemp, her WNBA connections could come into play as we get closer to election day. Those include to Planned Parenthood (that has been backed by the Seattle Storm, New York Liberty and the WNBA itself) and to Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost to Kemp in Georgia’s 2018 gubernatorial election.
Abrams also joined the WNBPA’s board of advocates prior to its agreement of a new CBA with the WNBA.