Despite speculation that he would run against Senator Jon Ossoff (D) in 2022 after losing his Senate seat to Ossoff in the last election, former Senator David Perdue (R) announced that he would not run for a Senate seat in Georgia in 2022 would.
Since Senator Raphael Warnock (D) defeated former Senator Kelly Loeffler (R) in a special election, he is up for re-election in 2022. Republicans therefore have the option to regain control of the Senate in the next election.
This is a personal decision, not a political one. I am confident that anyone who wins the Republican primary next year will defeat the Democratic candidate in the general election for that seat and I will do everything I can to make that happen, ”Perdue said in a statement.
“As we saw at my race in November, Georgia is not a blue state. The more Georgians vote, the better the Republicans are. These two currently liberal US senators do not represent the values of a majority of Georgians, ”he added.
Last week news outlets reported that Perdue had filed papers investigating a run against Warnock.
"The political environment in Georgia has changed dramatically in recent years. Joe Biden won the state in last year's presidential election and the Democrats changed their two red Senate seats shortly afterwards," wrote Sean Colarossi of PoliticusUSA at the time. "While Georgia is likely to remain competitive in the near future, it is clearly shifting from its history as a ruby state. At best for Republicans, it's a 50-50 battlefield state. Ultimately, leading someone like David Perdue – a corrupt politician with that Trump Albatross still hanging around his neck – winning back a Georgia Senate seat probably isn't the best way for Republicans. "
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