Senate Control Likely to Come Down To Georgia Runoff, In Pricey Replay Of Early 2021

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At a glance

  • If Nevada and Arizona stay on their current trajectories, Republicans will hold a 50-49 lead, with a Dec. 6 Georgia runoff between Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger and former NFL great Herschel Walker set to break or cement the current 50-50 deadlock.
  • “While county officials are still doing the detailed work on counting the votes, we feel it is safe to say there will be a runoff for the U.S. Senate here in Georgia slated for December 6,” Gabriel Sterling, chief operating officer for the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, tweeted Wednesday.
  • Huge amounts of money poured in from out of state in the Georgia runoffs for all four candidates, including then-incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue, who Ossoff defeated.

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