Fact Check: This Is NOT A Photo Of Sen. Kelly Loeffler's Atlanta House

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  • by: Victoria Eavis
Fact Check: This Is NOT A Photo Of Sen. Kelly Loeffler's Atlanta House Not Loeffler's

Is this a photo of Sen. Kelly Loeffler's Atlanta house? No, that's not true: This is a photo of a house owned by comedian and broadcaster Steve Harvey.

The claim appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) where it was published by @ginandtacos on December 6, 2020. The caption read:

Just remember, this is Kelly Loeffler's house.

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

Facebook screenshot

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Mon Dec 7 14:32:08 2020 UTC)

Harvey, the host of Family Feud and an advice show, bought the mansion shown in the post earlier this year, according to Buckhead.com and TMZ. Previous owners of the house and surrounding estate include film mogul Tyler Perry.

Loeffler and her husband Jeffrey Sprecher, chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, live in an Atlanta mansion, according to the site Virtual Globetrotting and Buckhead.com, but it is not the mansion pictured in the Facebook post.

In December 2019, Loeffler, a Republican, was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, also a Republican, after Sen. Johnny Isakson resigned for health reasons. Loeffler is up for re-election in one of two of Senate races in Georgia that have gone to a runoff set for January 5, 2021.

The Facebook post echoes a political talking point that Loeffler is not representative of Georgia residents as senator because of her deep pockets.

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  Victoria Eavis

Victoria Eavis is a fact checker at Lead Stories. She recently graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology. In her last few months at Duke, she was a reporter for a student news site, The 9th Street Journal, that covers the city of Durham, North Carolina. 

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