Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, Republican, entered the 2022 race against Democrat Raphael Warnock on June 5, becoming the most prominent Republican to join the field competing to retake the a seat won by Warnock, in a special election in November. He was elected to serve out the remaining two years of the term of Johnny Isakson, forced to retire for health reasons.
Here is the AJC’s summary of the race:
“The race could soon draw more candidates. Two military veterans — Kelvin King and Latham Saddler — have already announced bids. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter has said he’ll run if (former UGA star Herschel) Walker does not. Former U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler and House Speaker David Ralston are among other GOP leaders kicking the tires.” Walker is currently a citizen of Texas, but became a potential candidate when Donald Trump lauded it as a good idea.