Democrats seize back control of Senate with twin wins in Georgia runoffs

Democrats seize back control of Senate with twin wins in Georgia runoffs


Democrats will have undivided control of Washington after they triumphed in two critical Senate runoff races in Georgia — potentially clearing the way for President-elect Joe Biden’s left-leaning legislative agenda.

Jon Ossoff, 33, unseated GOP Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga) to become the youngest US senator in 40 years, the Associated Press reported Wednesday afternoon.

And the Rev. Raphael Warnock was declared a winner around 2 am Wednesday over one-term Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.).

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Each made history. Warnock becomes the first black senator in state history and Ossoff the first Jewish Georgia senator and the youngest member of the chamber.

Democrats will now be in control of the White House and both chambers of Congress for the first time since Barack Obama’s win in 2008.

Georgia Senators-elect Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock greet each other onstage during the “Vote GA Blue” concert for Georgia Democratic Senate candidates last week.Getty Images

The wins in Tuesday’s races create a 50-50 tie

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