Dems win one Georgia Senate runoff, the other still neck-and-neck

Democrats moved a step closer to taking control of the Senate on Wednesday after winning one of two critical runoff elections in Georgia, with Rev. Raphael Warnockprojected to defeat incumbent GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler while the second contest remains neck-and-neck. 

“Georgia, I am honored by the faith that you have shown in me, and I promise you this tonight: I am going to the Senate to work for all of Georgia, no matter who you cast your vote for in this election,” Warnock, who will become the first Black senator from Georgia, said in brief remarks delivered virtually. 

Democrats need to win both races in order to flip the Senate. The other contest between David Perdue, the Republican whose Senate term ended on Sunday, and his Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff is still too close to call as of Wednesday morning, with tens of thousands of votes needing to be counted. Read more…

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