On May 26, the Department of Justice stated that it had closed its inquiry into Loeffler. [43] On May 26, the Department of Justice announced that it had closed its inquiry into Loeffler. As a senator, Kelly Loeffler has been calling for a “fair playing field” for farmers in Georgia.

[38] The disclosures included that between January 24 and February 14, the couple sold between $1.275 and $3.1 million worth of stock in 27 companies, while buying stocks worth between $450,000 and $1 million, including in Citrix, a collaboration software company. A member of the Republican Party, Loeffler previously served as chief executive officer (CEO) of Bakkt, a subsidiary of commodity and financial service provider Intercontinental Exchange, which is owned by her husband, Jeffrey Sprecher. The nature of the farm subsidy program itself hardly aligns with Loeffler’s election campaign promotion of herself as “more conservative than Attila the Hun.”. Just last week, Trump ally Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) accused Loeffler of dangling $50 million for the president’s re-election, but only if he helped get Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) out of the primary race for her seat. Loeffler was sworn into the Senate on January 6, 2020. [9] They live in Tuxedo Park, Atlanta,[56] in a $10.5 million, 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m2) estate named Descante, bought in the most expensive residential real estate transaction ever recorded in Atlanta. Loeffler and her spouse, Sprecher has been married for nearly 16 years as of 2020. Conservatives across the Georgia Republican base have sounded the alarm over Gov. “Corn prices are at their highest level since February. "[48], Loeffler opposes abortion and has said she will vote for anti-abortion legislation. [42] On April 8, The Wall Street Journal reported that Loeffler and Sprecher would be selling individual stocks in an effort "to move beyond the distraction" caused by trades they made before and during the market decline caused by the novel coronavirus.

“There’s a lot of question if farmers even need this money,” she says. Polling has been tight, with Loeffler, Collins, and Democratic candidate Rev. Today, Loeffler is worth roughly $500 million.

[49][50][51] Although the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List initially opposed Loeffler's appointment, it endorsed her in the 2020 election.

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Loeffler previously served as chief executive officer (CEO) of Bakkt, a subsidiary of commodity and financial service provider Intercontinental Exchange, which is owned by her husband, Jeffrey Sprecher. Kelly and Jeff also has been recognized for their leadership and community services. Authorizing another $30 billion to fund these programs was a key sticking point of the government funding legislation that passed Congress this week; eventually Democrats allowed the $30 billion in exchange for $8 billion in nutrition assistance for needy families. [6] In August 2020, The Washington Post reported Loeffler's and Sprecher's combined net worth at $520 million, making her the wealthiest U.S.

Kelly earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing from the University of Illinois. Additionally, the couple’s purchase of a lavish estate in Atlanta’s Buckhead area was the most expensive real estate transaction ever completed in the city.

In 2018, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta named Kelly and Jeff as their 2018 Legacy Honorees for the example they set as leaders and mentors within the Atlanta community. They are recipients of the National Monuments Foundation’s “Millennium Gate Prize”; James Magazine’s “Georgians of the Year”; and Georgia Trend’s “100 Most Influential Georgians”. Kelly is a Georgia senator who has assumed office on 6 January of 2020. As mentioned earlier, Jeff is chairman of the New York Stock Exchange. [30] In August 2020, players from the Dream and several other teams in the league wore "Vote Warnock" t-shirts in support of one of Loeffler's Democratic challengers in the special election. Brian and Mary Angela (Molly) Loeffler, Kelly’s brother and sister-in-law, have also received farm subsidies, as part of the family business. She is also co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The European styled estate is called Descante is a luxurious mansion with a nineteenth-century pool house. [12], In 2010, Loeffler bought a minority stake in the Atlanta Dream of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Sludge is re-publishing this article. Schechinger, of the EWG, questions the utility of CFAP payments at this point, with exports back to near normal levels. Jacobs owns real estate throughout Buffalo worth up to $33 million. The 49-year-old, Loeffler, is a married woman. Loeffler campaign spokesperson Stephen Lawson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that “it’s unclear how much her family’s farm received in subsidies, since some of the land has been sold over the last decade and a half.” But Don Loeffler is still receiving conservation program money, despite having retired a half-decade ago. [26], In a July 2020 letter to the WNBA, Loeffler, who co-owns the Atlanta Dream, suggested that players wear American flags on their jerseys rather than planned warm-up shirts with "Black Lives Matter" printed on them. It’s a question of whether Trump just wants to do another round [of payments] two months before the election.” The newest batch of CFAP money, Schechinger adds, disproportionately benefits corn farmers like Brian and Molly Loeffler, of which there are many in important swing states for President Trump, such as Iowa. Her lifetime total is $671,142. Primary category in which blog post is published, Record ‘Dark Money’ Donations Help GOP Retake House Seats, With Deceptive Measure, Missouri GOP Wins Back Power to Gerrymander, Congressman’s First Bill Would Benefit His Own Real Estate Business.

The couple don't share any kids. She grew up on a farm in Stanford, Illinois; her campaign bio page features her parading around with livestock. [46] As of July 2020, Loeffler has voted in line with Trump's stated position on legislative issues 100% of the time, according to FiveThirtyEight. Molly Loeffler began to receive farm subsidies in 2008, after her marriage to Brian. Matt Lieberman, a businessman and son of former Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, is also on the ballot, and his presence could lock Democrats out of the runoff. With $1,316,998 in benefits, Brian has received more in subsidies than anyone in the Stanford, Illinois zip code.

She is a Republican. The bill would not affect the families of members of Congress, like the Loefflers.

However, Forbes estimates that Kelly and her husband, Jeff, could be worth more than $1 Billion. Just this week, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) introduced a bill that would force members of Congress and other high-ranking executive and judicial branch officials to disclose when they apply for financial benefits from the government. This is generally in line with farm subsidies overall. She’s being challenged from the left and the right in a special election in Georgia, and her family fortune often is a topic of discussion. On December 4, 2019, Georgia Governor Brian Kempselected L… Loeffler was born in Bloomington, Illinois, and raised on her family's corn and soybean farm in Stanford, Illinois. [25] U.S. Representative Doug Collins, a Republican who represents Georgia's 9th congressional district and gained attention as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, placed third and was eliminated. For a senator who routinely decries “taxpayer dollars” going out in the form of subsidies and transfers, it’s not the best look. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) walks to an all Senators briefing from administration officials on the coronavirus, on Capitol Hill February 25, 2020 in Washington, DC. Published On Sat Aug 15 2020   Modified On Sat Aug 15 2020, DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Do you know, Loeffler is currently the wealthiest member of the United States Congress? Later in 2000, he founded Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) as an online marketplace for energy trading in Atlanta. On March 20, 2020, the consumer advocacy group, Common Cause, filed complaints against the couple for possible violations of the Stock Act and insider trading laws.

Under Georgia's election law, all candidates for the seat (regardless of political party) competed in a nonpartisan blanket primary on November 3. Don also ran a trucking business that moved farm equipment. Meanwhile, the Loeffler family farm continues to operate, and several of Loeffler’s family members continue to pull in significant sums of money from government agriculture subsidies.

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