David Perdue will not run for the US Senate in 2022

Henrietta Strickland
Февраля 26, 2021

Perdue lost to Democratic Senator Jon Ossoff on the same day that fellow Georgia Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler was defeated by Warnock, allowing Democrats to take control of the Senate for the first time since 2015. Jon Ossoff (D-GA) in the January runoff, and was considering challenging Warnock for the state's other seat next year.

Perdue has never directly conceded to Ossoff.

She added that during the runoff races, "we saw a half-million voters did not turn out who voted in November, and the majority of those were Republicans".

Georgia native Jeremy Hunt says a vote for the left in the Senate runoffs is a vote to supplant American culture with a new unrecognizable version of itself. "These two current liberal US Senators do not represent the values of a majority of Georgians".

The 71-year-old former businessman ruled out a comeback only a week after he filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission and said he was considering another run for the Senate.

"This is a personal decision, not a political one", he wrote.

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Perdue visited Trump in Florida last week, eating and playing a round of golf with him, but the outing reportedly "did not go well", as the the former president was focused on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, GOP Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, and "retribution". Raphael Warnock, who said later Tuesday that he's "prepared to defeat whatever Republican they come up with".

Unlike Ossoff, who will not be up for reelection until 2026, Warnock's term expires in two years.

Initially, Perdue was appointed to Isakson's seat until the 2020 special election could be held.

Loeffler has been raising her profile in recent days by announcing Greater Georgia, a group that's supposed to register voters, promote conservative policies, and advocate for restrictive voting changes Republicans say are necessary.

Polling after November indicated Republicans did not trust the results of the election, and that sentiment was prevalent throughout much of Loeffler's campaign, especially as former President Donald Trump, her most prominent surrogate, continuously claimed the general election had been wrought with mass fraud while campaigning for her, likely reinforcing the concerns some voters had about election integrity.

Perdue is a former business executive who was elected in 2014. "I will do everything I can to be helpful in this effort".

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