Former Senator David Perdue (R-GA) acknowledged defeat Friday in the Georgia run-off race against Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, the election’s projected winner.
In a statement Friday, Perdue described serving as Georgia’s senator since 2015 as the “honor of a lifetime,” and said he was grateful for the support Georgians showed to him over the years. “I am very proud of how our team in Georgia and Washington, D.C. fought everyday to deliver real results for all eleven million Georgians,” said Perdue.
“Although we won the general election, we came up short of Georgia’s 50% rule, and now I want to congratulate the Democratic Party and my opponent for this runoff win,” added Perdue. “Bonnie and I will continue to pray for our wonderful state and our great country. May God continue to bless Georgia and the United States of America.”
DecisionDeskHQ, a prominent election’s tracker, shows Ossoff with 50.5% of the vote and defeating Perdue by 1% of the