Former Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) conceded to Democratic candidate, now Sen.-elect, Jon Ossoff late Friday, giving Democrats 50 seats in the United States Senate and effective control of that body as of January 20 when Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is sworn in as vice president.
Republicans now have only 50 seats in the Senate in the 117th Congress. The Constitution provides that the vice president has the authority to cast tie-breaking votes in the Senate.
“Bonnie and I are deeply grateful for the support millions of Georgians have shown us this year and in the six years since we first ran for the United States Senate. Serving our home state has been the honor of a lifetime, and I am very proud of how our team in Georgia and Washington, D.C. fought every day to deliver real results for all eleven million Georgians,” Perdue said in a Friday statement.