Fox News projects Ossoff as winner of Georgia runoff elections over Purdue

Democrat Jon Ossoff defeated Republican former Sen. David Perdue in a bitterly contentious Senate race in Georgia, a win that along with Rev. Raphael Warnock’s defeat of GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler secures the Democrats’ control in the upper chamber of Congress, Fox News projected Wednesday.

Ossoff, a 33-year-old media executive, won a runoff election against Perdue, the one-term senator and former Fortune 500 CEO, who at 71 is more than twice Ossoff’s age. The November Election Day result failed to give either candidate a majority, forcing Tuesday’s rematch.

Ossoff claimed victory Wednesday morning, before the Fox News projected him to be the winner. Warnock was declared the winner over Loeffler early Wednesday morning by Fox News, The Associated Press and other news outlets. Loeffler has not yet conceded. Read more…

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