David Perdue will not run for the US Senate in 2022

David Perdue will not run for the US Senate in 2022
Senator Perdue says as he's visited with Georgians, they've expressed concerns about the integrity of the run-off election. (Source: WALB)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - After filing papers last week signaling his intention to run for the Senate in 2022, Republican David Perdue announced in a statement that he is no longer considering a run for the seat currently held by Sen. Raphael Warnock (D). His statement reads in part:

“After much prayer and reflection, Bonnie and I have decided that we will not enter the race for the United States Senate in Georgia in 2022. This is a personal decision, not a political one. I am confident that whoever wins the Republican Primary next year will defeat the Democrat candidate in the General election for this seat, and I will do everything I can to make that happen. As we saw in my race in November, Georgia is not a blue state. The more Georgians that vote, the better Republicans do. These two current liberal US Senators do not represent the values of a majority of Georgians.”

Perdue also signaled his support for the reform of voting laws currently under consideration by the Georgia General Assembly.

Perdue served as senator from Georgia from 2015-2021. He lost his bid for reelection to Sen. Jon Ossoff (D). Warnock and Ossoff were elected in a runoff race last month after no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in November during the general election.

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