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Kelly Loeffler to hold Macon meet-and-greet

Gov. Kemp appointed Loeffler to fill Sen. Isakson's seat after he retired due to health reasons

MACON, Ga. — Senator Kelly Loeffler will be in Macon Monday afternoon to meet with supporters and elected officials.

Loeffler was appointed to her position last month after Sen. Johnny Isakson stepped down for health reasons.

If you'd like a chance to chat with her, it's happening at the Nu-Way Wieners on Northside Drive from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

She may be unknown to voters, but she's been a very active donor to Republicans and a few Democratic causes. Loeffler is also a co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, the WNBA team.

"From the farm to the New York Stock Exchange, Kelly Loeffler has lived the American Dream," Gov. Kemp said. "I'm confident that she will work every single day to keep that same dream alive for our children, grandchildren, and generations to come."

Kemp made a point to say he's proud to appoint the first woman from Georgia to serve in the Senate in nearly 100 years.

Only Rebecca Latimer Felton did before. Felton was the first woman to ever serve in the U.S. and was appointed Nov. 22, 1922 - after a man's death. She served a single day.  

She also faces a challenge against current Rep. Doug Collins.

Collins has been a forceful backer of President Donald Trump in the House of Representatives and was reportedly the president's preferred choice to fill Isakson's seat. 

Collins currently represents Georgia's 9th District, which includes parts of Hall, Lumpkin and White counties. 

The November special election will fill the remaining two years of Isakson's term.

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