Athens voters help Dems to apparent runoff victories

Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock appear poised for victories in Georgia’s closely watched US Senate runoffs, with narrow overnight leads over incumbent Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.

“I come before you tonight as a man that knows that the improbable journey that led me to this place and this historic moment in America that can only happen here,” Warnock said in video statement earlier in the evening. “We were told that we couldn’t win this election. But tonight, we proved that with hope, hard work and the people by our side, anything is possible.”

Warnock said he is ready to fight for all Georgian, not just the ones who voted for him.

“Georgia, I am honored by the faith that you have shown in me, and I promise you this tonight, I am going to the Senate to work for all of Georgia,” Warnock said.

Incumbent Republican Bubba McDonald looks to have held on to his seat on the Georgia Public Service Commission, defeating Democratic challenger Daniel Blackman in runoff voting that ended Tuesday.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.



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