Republican Sen. David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff are headed to a Georgia Senate runoff after both candidates failed to clear the state’s 50 percent vote threshold to win outright.
Georgia now has two Senate runoffs, both to be decided on January 5, 2021. Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler will face Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock in the runoff for Georgia’s special election Senate race. These runoffs underscore just how competitive the traditionally Republican state has become for both parties.
“When I got in this race over a year ago, I said Georgia is the most competitive state in the country, and there were some that doubted that,” Ossoff told a crowd of supporters Friday morning. “People are now seeing change is coming to Georgia and Georgia is part of the change that’s come to America.”
Perdue campaign on runoff with Jon Ossoff: “Jon Ossoff does two things well: burn through out-of-state liberal money and lose elections. Georgians will now get to watch him do both again.” pic.twitter.com/zRstjLMIlv
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) November 6, 2020
We’re staying in the fight: to defeat Trumpism we must also defeat David Perdue.
Let’s elect Jon Ossoff. pic.twitter.com/p7IAPaCaZY
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) November 6, 2020
Jon Ossoff vs. David Perdue
Raphael Warnock vs. Kelly Loeffler
The entire Georgia Senate runoff election effort should be dedicated to John Lewis.#DoItForJohn !!! ♥️ pic.twitter.com/nLIfrSc1gk
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) November 6, 2020
What’s the Georgia Senate run-off messaging from Ossoff and Warnock look like?
– Elect us and a Democratic majority will deliver COVID aid to you and your businesses where Mitch McConnell will obstruct?
– Perdue, Loeffler corruption?
— Matt Ortega (@MattOrtega) November 6, 2020
Both of Georgia’s Senate races are now expected to head to a runoff election in January — with control of the Senate majority potentially at stake. https://t.co/jcxDEqTGv7
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) November 6, 2020