Michael M. Santiago / Getty ImagesJon Ossoff speaks with members of the media at Dunbar Neighborhood Center on Jan. 5, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Michael M. Santiago / Getty Images)
The Associated Press reported that Democrat Jon Ossoff defeated Republican Sen. David Perdue in one of Georgia’s crucial U.S. Senate runoffs, a victory that sealed Democrats’ control of the chamber.
Democrat Raphael Warnock unseated Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in the other race, resulting in a 50-50 split in the Senate with Kamala Harris likely wielding the tie-breaking vote as vice president.
At 33, this is Ossoff’s first election to public office, and he will be the youngest member of the Senate.
In 2017, at the age of 29, he ran for Congress in Georgia and lost.
In his Senate campaign, he called for a $15 minimum wage, a “public option” government health plan, and federal oversight of state