Kelly Loeffler concedes to Raphael Warnock in Georgia Senate runoff
In a short video message, Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler told her supporters Thursday she had called Democratic Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock to congratulate him on his win. But she hinted she would stay involved in politics.
Loeffler said the fightt to protect conservative values and against socialism and the radical agenda of the Left is very far from over.
But Sen. David Perdue, her Republican colleague, hasn’t made the same move in his race against Democratic filmmaker Jon Ossoff.
Loeffler’s concession comes after she refused to accept defeat early Wednesday morning.
Perdue insisted Thursday that he would contest the outcome of Tuesday’s historic runoffs. His and Loeffler’s losses lead to Senate Democrats taking control of the chamber.
Republican Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Loeffler to fill the final two years of the Senate term won by GOP Sen.
Johnny Isakson in 2016. Isakson resigned from the Senate at the end of 2019, citing health reasons.