David Perdue files for 2022 run against Sen. Warnock

On Monday, former Georgia Sen. David Perdue (R) has filed to run in 2022 against Sen. Raphael Warnock (D), Fox News reported.

While Warnock himself won in the January 5 runoff elections against Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R), Perdue lost reelection to Sen. Jon Ossoff (D).

Whereas the Perdue-Ossoff race was for a normal, six-year term, the Loeffler-Warnock race was a special election, meaning that the election’s winner, Warnock, will have to run for reelection early in 2022.

Both 2020 Georgia Senate races went into runoffs due to no candidates getting more than 50% of the vote, in accordance with the state’s election laws.

The former senator filed for reelection with the Federal Election Commission on Monday evening, according to Fox News, but did not say anything about it on Twitter as of midday Tuesday. On top of that, his former campaign website is inactive.

A source familiar with the matter reportedly told the news outlet that Perdue is leaning toward running.

Perdue only served one term as senator. His and Loeffler’s losses in January gave the Democrats the two seats they needed to control 50 out of the 100 seats in the Senate, along with the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Kamala Harris.

While President Joe Biden won the Peach State by a razor-thin margin, former President Donald Trump has claimed that the election was rigged and has gone after the state’s Republican governor and secretary of state.

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