The 2021 senatorial runoffs in Georgia did not turn out in the preferred manner of many Republicans. Former Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler were narrowly ousted from their seats by Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.
While Ossoff has a standard six-year term as a Georgia senator, the same cannot be said for Warnock. This is because Warnock is completing the senatorial term of the now-retired Johnny Isakson.
Therefore, Warnock’s seat will be up for grabs in the 2022 midterm elections. On Monday evening, business tycoon and former Sen. David Perdue submitted the necessary paperwork to the Federal Election Commission to run for Senate during the 2022 midterms.
What to Know about a Possible Perdue 2022 Senate Run
At this time, the former senator has not confirmed that he will or will not run against Warnock. However, the decision to file the necessary paperwork, coupled with reports from Perdue’s aides, suggests that the businessman may return to the campaign trails.
On early Tuesday afternoon, the businessman-turned-politician released a statement via Facebook. In this statement, Perdue explained that Republicans’ need to regain the Senate majority, coupled with Ossoff and Warnock’s radical liberalism and lack of representation of most Georgians, is why he’s considering a 2022 run.
Perdue then slammed Biden’s decision to govern as a left-wing extremist. The former GOP senator explained that Biden’s onslaught against Keystone Pipeline only ruins American jobs and energy independence. Perdue also pointed out that the GOP regaining the Senate majority will allow for balanced government.
Finally, the Georgia Republican wrapped up his statement by explaining that he and his wife, Bonnie Perdue, will consider their options over the next several weeks. Perdue then noted that his parents’ occupations as schoolteachers ultimately gave him the drive and desire to serve and lead.
The Future of the United States
According to Perdue’s advisers, he is strongly leaning towards running, but will ultimately have a final decision made by March. If Perdue does decide to run against Warnock, this will clear a path for Republicans to take back the Senate majority.
Likewise, House Republicans are also working to regain their majority and build off 2020 midterm wins. At this point, there is no denying that next year’s elections will have monumental impacts on not just the Republican Party, but also America.