Jon Ossoff defeated GOP incumbent David Perdue in the January 5, 2021 Georgia Senate run-off. On the same day, Ralph Warnock defeated GOP incumbent Kelly Loeffler. Georgia went blue and the Democrats took the Senate.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reportingthat Perdue may return in 2022 to run against Warnock. (Warnock is finishing the term of Johnny Isakson‘s seat).
Here is a taste of Greg Bluestien’s reporting:
The Republican’s aides say he still hasn’t decided whether to challenge Warnock next year, though the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported earlier this month he has essentially frozen the field until he decides whether to mount another bid.
A senior Perdue adviser characterized the filing as a necessary legal step, but added that the former senator is “leaning heavily toward” running again. If Perdue runs, the adviser said, he will decide by March 1, put together a campaign team and announce in April.
Another person close to Perdue said the former senator was “keeping the powder dry and all options open” if he decides to pull the trigger.
Read the entire piece here. Hershel Walker and Doug Collins are also in the mix for Warnock’s seat.