Former Senator David Perdue (R-Ga.) Announced Tuesday that he will not participate in the race for the United States Senate in Georgia in 2022.
Because it is important: The 2022 elections will play a key role in determining which party controls the Senate after Republicans, including Perdue, lost two seats in Georgia to Democrats during both rounds last month.
- Perdue raced in a closer race against the now Sen. Jon Ossoff than what his Republican colleague Kelly Loeffer did against the now Senator. Raphael Warnock.
- Since Warnock ran in a special election, he will run for reelection in 2022. Loeffler and former Rep. Doug Collins are among Republicans considering a challenge.
What they are saying: “This is a personal decision, not a political one. I am sure that whoever wins the Republican primary next year will defeat the Democratic candidate in the general election for this seat, and I will do everything possible to make that happen,” Perdue said in a statement .
- “As we saw in my career in November, Georgia is not a blue state. The more Georgians vote, the better Republicans will do. These two current liberal US senators do not represent the values of the majority of Georgians.”