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Georgia's David Perdue Makes His 2022 Decision

Former senator says he won't run against Sen. Raphael Warnock

(Newser) - Former Georgia Sen. David Perdue said Tuesday that he will not run in 2022 to reclaim a seat in the US Senate, eight days after the defeated Republican filed campaign paperwork that could have opened the way for him to run against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. "I am confident...

Vanquished Senator Eyes a Comeback

Georgia's David Purdue has filed campaign paperwork to explore what looks to be a tight race

(Newser) - David Perdue lost his Senate seat to Democrat Jon Ossoff in the January 5 Georgia runoff election, but the Republican may very well be back. On Monday, he filed campaign paperwork to explore a 2022 run, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. He'd be running against Sen. Raphael Warnock, though, the...

Perdue Concedes, Won't Fight Democrat's Win

Neither Georgia winner faces any challenges before taking office

(Newser) - Georgia's two new senators will be able to take the oath of office without the possibility of challenges from their Republican opponents hanging over their heads. Sen. David Perdue conceded Friday, a day after Sen. Kelly Loeffler, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Perdue congratulated "the Democratic Party and my...

Trump and Allies Start Up With the Fraud Claims in Georgia
Warnock Wins in
Georgia Senate Runoff
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Warnock Wins in Georgia Senate Runoff

As Trump and his allies fume over what they say is more fraud

(Newser) - The AP and other outlets have called one of two Senate runoff races in Georgia: Democrat Raphael Warnock beat incumbent Kelly Loeffler, becoming the first Black senator Georgia has ever elected. Democrats must also win the other race, which remains too close to call at the time of this posting,...

Georgia Counts Ballots in Crucial Senate Elections

Polls have closed in races that will determine control of chamber

(Newser) - Georgia officials began counting the final votes of the nation's turbulent 2020 election season on Tuesday night as polls closed in two critical Senate runoff races that will determine control of the US Senate and, in turn, the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda. While voting was...

Trump Calls Georgia Races 'Invalid' Amid Record Voting

President says state's runoff elections are 'illegal'

(Newser) - Nearly 40% of all Georgia's registered voters have already cast their ballots in the US Senate runoff race. More than 3 million early votes were cast, a record in the state, Reuters reports. Early voting ended Thursday, but the votes will not be tallied until Election Day Tuesday. Per...

Days Before Election, Perdue Enters Quarantine

Georgia senator was exposed to a campaign worker with the coronavirus

(Newser) - Republican Sen. David Perdue was forced into quarantine Thursday in the home stretch of Georgia's Senate runoffs, disclosing just five days before the election that he had been exposed to a campaign worker infected with the coronavirus. Perdue's campaign did not say how long he plans to stay...

Trump's Move Stumps Georgia's Senators

Democrats back $2K stimulus checks, but Republicans haven't committed

(Newser) - President Trump's insistence on increasing stimulus payments to $2,000 per person was swiftly endorsed by the Democratic candidates in Georgia's Senate runoffs. But it's put the Republicans in a quandary. Asked if she supported the idea, Sen. Kelly Loeffler said she'll think about it. "...

Polls Show Georgia Races Are Tight
Polls Show Georgia
Races Are Tight

Polls Show Georgia Races Are Tight

Control of the Senate hinges on 2 runoff elections next month

(Newser) - With about a month to go before Georgia's crucial runoff races for the Senate, a new poll suggests tight finishes loom in both contests. In a SurveyUSA poll commissioned for 11Alive , Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff (50%) is essentially deadlocked with GOP incumbent Sen. David Perdue (48%), while in the...

Georgia Elections Official: 'Someone's Going to Get Killed'

Gabriel Sterling calls on Trump to stop inciting supporters

(Newser) - The voting implementation manager with the Georgia Secretary of State's office is angry, and thinks every American should be, too. Not over claims of voter fraud—though Gabriel Sterling had plenty to say about that during a Tuesday press conference, which went viral almost as soon as it wrapped—...

Georgia Republicans Worried About Trump's Message
Georgia Republicans Worried
About Trump's Message
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Georgia Republicans Worried About Trump's Message

They fear his claims of election fraud will depress GOP turnout in Senate runoffs

(Newser) - President Trump's insistence that the election was rigged appears to be having an unintended effect in Georgia: Republicans are voicing concerns that his angry supporters won't turn out to vote in next month's two runoff races for the Senate because they see it as futile. Coverage:
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Another Senator Tests Positive
Another Senator Tests Positive 

Another Senator Tests Positive

Kelly Loeffler tests positive a day after campaigning with Mike Pence

(Newser) - Barely had Sen. Rick Scott announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19, when another Senate Republican made the same announcement: Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, currently in a Jan. 5 runoff election for her seat, tested positive on Friday after a day of campaigning maskless with Vice President Mike...

Georgia Is Temporarily the 'Center of the Political Universe'

Control of the US Senate will come down to the Peach State

(Newser) - "For the next eight weeks, Georgia will be the center of the political universe." So writes FiveThirtyEight in explaining that control of the Senate will come down to the fewer than 5 million voters who live in Georgia. With the North Carolina Senate race decided in GOP Sen....

GOP Senators Slam Georgia's Republican Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger says he won't step down

(Newser) - Georgia’s secretary of state is firing back at the state’s two US senators for calling on him to resign over the handling of the election, which has President-elect Joe Biden leading President Trump in the state. Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue took the extraordinary step Monday...

Abrams: We've Got the Money to Win Races in Georgia

Fate of the Senate may come down to state's 2 runoff elections in January

(Newser) - Stacey Abrams has been winning widespread praise among Democrats after the race in Georgia was called in Joe Biden's favor, even if victory won't be certain until a recount takes place . Now the former gubernatorial candidate is in the spotlight again as she leads Democratic fundraising efforts for...

Control of Senate May Come Down to 2 Races Here

Ga. Dem Jon Ossoff/GOP's David Perdue, Dem Raphael Warnock/GOP's Kelly Loeffler to face off

(Newser) - Republican US Sen. David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff will face off in a Jan. 5 runoff in Georgia for Perdue's Senate seat, one of two high-profile contests in the state that could determine which party controls the upper chamber. Libertarian candidate Shane Hazel was able to get enough...

Senator's Treatment of Name 'Kamala' Gives Boost to Rival

David Perdue jokingly mispronounces it, and Jon Ossoff sees increase in donations

(Newser) - David Perdue's perceived mocking of Kamala Harris's name worked out well ... for his political rival. The Republican senator repeatedly mispronounced the VP nominee's name while at a Friday rally for President Trump, a move decried as racist , and it spawned a trending hashtag on Twitter: #MyNameIs, in...

Dems Slam GOP Senator for 'Racist Tactic' at Rally

Ga.'s David Perdue mocked Kamala Harris' name at Trump rally

(Newser) - Republican Sen. David Perdue mocked Kamala Harris, his Senate colleague and the Democratic vice presidential nominee, on Friday by repeatedly mispronouncing her name at a Georgia rally for President Trump. Perdue was wrapping up his remarks at an event in Macon when he referred to Harris as "KAH'-mah-lah?...

Senate Contender Blasts Opponent's 'Anti-Semitic Trope'

Georgia GOP Sen. David Perdue says pic of Dem Jon Ossoff accidentally distorted his nose

(Newser) - Election campaigning in Georgia took an ugly turn this week as the Democratic challenger to a sitting Republican senator accused the latter of running an anti-Semitic ad against him. The Hill reports that the campaign of GOP Sen. David Perdue nixed a Facebook ad that had been running since July...

Senator Took Phone of Student With Voter Suppression Question
'Give Me My
Phone Back,
Senator'

'Give Me My Phone Back, Senator'

David Perdue seemed to have not liked a query on voter suppression while visiting Georgia Tech

(Newser) - As controversy continues to swirl around the Brian Kemp-Stacey Abrams gubernatorial faceoff in Georgia, a senator campaigning for Kemp created one of his own. Kemp, who's currently Georgia's secretary of state, has been accused of trying to purge voter rolls ahead of the November election, and a Georgia...

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