Politics Republican Perdue eyes fresh Senate run in 2022, says Georgia 'not a blue state'
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican U.S. Senator David Perdue, who lost his seat last month in a hotly contested Georgia run-off vote, said on Tuesday he was considering running again in 2022, this time against newly elected Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock.
Perdue narrowly lost his Senate seat in a runoff race against Democratic Senator Jon Ossoff. Ossoff and Warnock won in a political earthquake that resulted in Democrats seizing control of the Senate from the Republicans, who had held the chamber since 2015.
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Their unexpected twin victories came after President Joe Biden narrowly carried Georgia, a seismic change in a state that also elected hard-right Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, who had espoused the QAnon conspiracy theory.
"Georgia is not a blue state," Perdue wrote in a statement posted on Twitter. "It is imperative that Republicans regain the majority in the U.S. Senate in 2022."
The victories by Biden, Ossoff and Warnock followed a near-win of Georgia's governorship by voting rights activist and former state legislator Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost to Republican Brian Kemp in 2018.
The near victory gave Abrams a national profile. She has not yet said if she will run for governor again in 2022, but Kemp allies have launched a "Stop Stacey" group in anticipation.
While Ossoff was elected to a full six-year term, Warnock was elected to serve the remainder of former Republican Senator Johnny Isakson's term and will need to face the voters for another election in 2022.
(Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Scott Malone and Dan Grebler)
Perdue on potential 2022 run: GOP must regain the Senate .
Former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) confirmed Monday he is mulling running for the Senate again in 2022 after he lost his seat in a January runoff. Perdue, who was defeated in his bid for a second term by now-Sen. Jon Ossoff (D), is considering challenging Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) next year. Ossoff won a full term in January and will not be up for reelection until 2026, but Warnock won a special election to serve the remainder of former Sen. Johnny Isakson's (R) term and will have to run for a full term of his own in 2022.