• February 4, 2023

Former Sen. David Perdue Files For Potential 2022 Comeback Bid In Georgia : NPR

Former Georgia GOP Senator David Perdue, seen here during a campaign rally in December, has filed with the FEC to potentially run for the Senate again. Jessica McGowan / Getty Images hide subtitles

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Former Georgia GOP Senator David Perdue, seen here during a campaign rally in December, has filed with the FEC to potentially run for the Senate again.

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David Perdue took the first step back in the US Senate, filing filings with the Federal Election Commission on Monday to usher in a possible political comeback in Peach State in 2022.

Former Senator from Georgia Paperwork is a preliminary step; He has not yet announced his intention to run.

Perdue lost a historic runoff election to Democrat Jon Ossoff in January, one of two losses for Republicans in the state passed control of the US Senate to democrats.

Perdue, an ally of former President Donald Trump, lost the state in the runoff election with 55,000 votes. Many Republicans blamed Trump hurt not helpRepublican candidates in Georgia.

If Perdue chooses to run, he would seek the Republican nomination to take on Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, the defeated reigning Republican Kelly Loeffler in a special election last month by two percentage points.

The winner of the 2022 race will have a full term.

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