Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock officially give Democrats tiebreaking power in the Senate. Sen. Alex Padilla was also sworn in to Vice President Kamala Harris’s seat.
"STACEY ABRAMS IS A GODDESS."
The Georgia senator-elect is a “n00b 4 lyfe.”
"2021 came out swinging."
Democrats will control both chambers of Congress plus the White House, giving President-elect Joe Biden the chance to enact his agenda.
Democrat Jon Ossoff Has Defeated Republican David Perdue, Giving Democrats A Stunning Sweep Across Georgia’s Senate Races
Democrats won both of Georgia’s runoff races, giving them control of the Senate and a road map for future success powered by Black organizers.
Here are the results for the runoff elections in Georgia, which will determine the balance of power in the Senate.
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Handel's victory over Jon Ossoff is a huge blow to Democrats who hoped to capitalize on liberal energy in the wake of Donald Trump's election and use the race as evidence that they can pick up seats in November.
The special runoff election was closely watched as Democrats tried to take the 6th District, which has been held by Republicans for nearly 40 years. BuzzFeed News reporters Henry J. Gomez and Alexis Levinson are in Atlanta and the suburb of Brookhaven.
“In districts where Republicans rely on moderate Republicans and independents to get over 50%, this would be a warning bell, for sure," one GOP operative told BuzzFeed News. "And it would show Georgia beginning to emerge as a purple state if Ossoff wins.”
It was hard not to notice the odd medley of mainstream Republicanism and insurgent Trumpism during the GOP congressional candidate’s get-out-the-vote rally Saturday.
GOP operatives say they aren’t overly alarmed by events unfolding in Georgia, where the most expensive congressional race in history is afoot. But they realize Democrats are raking in small-dollar donations at an impressive pace. And they hope the threat of losing the House in 2018 keeps their contributors writing checks.
Democrats were hopeful that 30-year-old Jon Ossoff could win the GOP seat outright on Tuesday night, but he failed to clinch a victory in a race that has come to embody Democratic hopes in the age of Trump.
Jon Ossoff is in the lead heading into Tuesday night's special election for a Republican House seat, but it's unclear if he can avoid a runoff and provide Democrats with hope in the Trump era.
Kansas Democrat James Thompson says he’s riding a “perfect storm” ahead of Tuesday’s special election, while massive fundraising for another Democrat in Georgia has a huge field of Republicans worried.