ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL) — After a hotly contested Georgia Senate runoff race with Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, David Perdue conceded Friday in a statement.
"Bonnie and I are deeply grateful for the support millions of Georgians have shown us this year and in the six years since we first ran for the United States Senate. Serving our home state has been the honor of a lifetime, and I am very proud of how our team in Georgia and Washington, D.C. fought every day to deliver real results for all eleven million Georgians.
Although we won the general election, we came up just short of Georgia’s 50% rule, and now I want to congratulate the Democratic Party and my opponent for this runoff win. Bonnie and I will continue to pray for our wonderful state and our great country. May God continue to bless Georgia and the United States of America."
Ossoff was projected the winner by the Associated Press on Wednesday after leading by about 27,075 votes with 98 percent of the vote reported.
Perdue's Republican running mate Kelly Loeffler conceded Thursday night to Democratic challenger Rev. Raphael Warnock.
With both wins in the Georgia Senate runoff elections, Democrats now control the Senate with a 50-50 tie and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris breaking the tie.