ATLANTA – Former Georgia Sen. David Perdue mentioned Tuesday that he received’t run in 2022 to reclaim a seat within the U.S. Senate, eight days after the defeated Republican filed marketing campaign paperwork that might have opened the best way for him to run towards Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock.
“I’m assured that whoever wins the Republican major subsequent yr will defeat the Democrat candidate within the common election for this seat, and I’ll do the whole lot I can to make that occur,” the 71-year-old mentioned in a press release. “As we noticed in my race in November, Georgia just isn’t a blue state. The extra Georgians that vote, the higher Republicans do. These two present liberal U.S. senators don’t signify the values of a majority of Georgians.”
Perdue misplaced his reelection bid throughout a carefully watched runoff final month towards Democrat Jon Ossoff. Ossoff’s win, together with Warnock’s victory over Sen. Kelly Loeffler, resulted in Democrats taking management of the Senate for the primary time since 2011.
Perdue had filed a press release of candidacy with the Federal Election Fee on Feb. 15.
In contrast to Ossoff, who is not going to be up for reelection till 2026, Warnock’s time period expires in two years. That’s as a result of Warnock is filling the rest of retired Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson’s time period.
Warnock, who served as pastor for a similar Atlanta church the place civil rights chief the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, is Georgia’s first African American senator.
Perdue is a former enterprise government who was elected in 2014. He was one in all President Donald Trump’s chief defenders within the Senate and fell simply wanting the 50% threshold he wanted to defeat Ossoff outright on Nov. 3.