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Former GOP Sen. David Perdue of Georgia announced on Tuesday that he would not be a candidate for the Senate in 2022, just days after filing paperwork to explore a potential candidacy.

Perdue, who lost his reelection bid to Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff last month after a bruising Senate runoff election, would have faced Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, who defeated former GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a runoff special election to fill the remaining term of former GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson.

In a letter to supporters, Perdue expressed confidence that Republicans would win the Senate seat back.

“This is a personal decision, not a political one,” he wrote. “I am confident that whoever wins the Republican Primary next year will defeat the Democrat[ic] candidate in the General election for this seat, and I will do everything I can to make that happen.”

He added: “As we saw in my race in November, Georgia is not a blue state. The more Georgians that vote, the better Republicans do. These two current liberal US Senators do not represent the values of a majority of Georgians.”

Perdue also alluding to the proposed GOP-backed voting restrictions that are currently moving through the state legislature in …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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