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Politics Perdue files paperwork to explore 2022 Senate run

05:30  16 february  2021
05:30  16 february  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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David Perdue filed campaign paperwork Monday, opening up the potential for the recently defeated Republican to run against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022 . Perdue , 71, filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission, an early step toward a possible bid to return to Washington. Perdue lost his reelection bid during a closely watched runoff last month against Democrat Jon Ossoff. Ossoff’s win, along with Warnock’s victory over Sen. Kelly Loeffler, resulted in Democrats taking control of the Senate for the first time since 2011. Unlike Ossoff, who will not be up for reelection until 2026

David Perdue (R-Ga.) filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) indicating he is exploring a 2022 Senate run . Perdue and Loeffler lost their Senate seats last month after a contentious runoff race against Ossoff and Warnock, respectively, switching Georgia’s two senators from being both Republican to both Democrat. The wins came after President Biden Joe Biden Winter storm batters southern US Biden pens Valentine's Day post to wife Biden plans to focus on coronavirus in first G7 meeting MORE narrowly won the state, as the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia since 1992, hinting at

Former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) indicating he is exploring a 2022 Senate run.

a man wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a building: Perdue files paperwork to explore 2022 Senate run © Greg Nash Perdue files paperwork to explore 2022 Senate run

Perdue, who lost his seat to Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) in the last election, filed FEC documents to designate a "principal campaign committee" for "Perdue for Senate," signaling a possible run against Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.).

Warnock defeated Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) in the same set of runoffs that sent Ossoff to the Senate, but will be up for reelection in 2022 because he is filling the remainder of former Sen. Johnny Isakson's (R-Ga.) term.

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Perdue , who lost re-election to Sen. Jon Osoff, D-Ga., during Georgia’s Senate runoff election on Jan. 5, filed FEC paperwork on Monday evening, designating a "principal campaign committee" titled: " Perdue for Senate ." A source familiar told Fox News that Perdue would not be running for his old seat, as it is not up for re-election, but rather the seat now held by Freshman Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga.

Defeated senator files papers for possible 2022 run in Georgia. Georgia seat could again be pivotal in deciding Senate control. David Perdue Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg. Former Republican Senator David Perdue has taken a preliminary step toward running again in Georgia after narrowly losing his seat in a runoff election last month, a move that would set up a sequel to the epic contests that gave Democrats control of the Senate . Perdue , 71, filed a statement of candidacy Monday with the Federal Election Commission to challenge Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock in the 2022 election.

Aides to Perdue told Fox News and the Atlanta Journal Constitution that Perdue has not made a decision on whether to take on Warnock. But sources told both outlets that he was leaning toward launching a campaign.


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Perdue will make a decision on whether to run by March 1 and announce his campaign in April, an adviser told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Sources told the Atlanta newspaper that Loeffler and former Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) are also considering running against Warnock, but both are reportedly awaiting Perdue's decision on whether to jump in the race.

Perdue and Loeffler lost their Senate seats last month after a contentious runoff race against Ossoff and Warnock, respectively, switching Georgia's two senators from being both Republican to both Democrat.

The wins came after President Biden narrowly won the state, as the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia since 1992, hinting at Georgia's potentially purple or blue status.

Perdue served one term in the Senate starting in 2015.

Georgia Republican Perdue will not seek Senate return in 2022 .
Georgia Republican Perdue will not seek Senate return in 2022The 71-year-old former businessman ruled out a comeback only a week after he filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission and said he was considering another run for the Senate.

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