Former Sen. David Perdue has opted not to mount a comeback in Georgia, with the Republican saying in an email to supporters that he will not challenge Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022.
Perdue, 71, was ousted by now-Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff in a Jan. 5 runoff election after serving a single six-year term. The Republican led Ossoff after the initial voting on Nov. 3 but fell short of the 50% threshold required to avoid a runoff. Perdue, an ally of former President Donald Trump, had been mulling another run for Senate in next year’s midterm elections but announced Tuesday that he would stick to retirement.
“After much prayer and reflection, Bonnie and I have decided that we will not enter the race for the United States Senate in Georgia in 2022. This is a personal decision, not a political one,” Perdue said. “I am confident that whoever wins the Republican Primary next year will defeat the