Democrats appear on the brink of taking control of the U.S. Senate after the Rev. Raphael Warnock won a special election Tuesday over Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, while Democrat Jon Ossoff has a 16,000-vote lead in his runoff against former Republican Senator David Perdue. Warnock is pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, which was the spiritual home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He will become the first Black Democrat to ever represent a Southern state, as well as the first Black senator from Georgia. He spoke to supporters last night.
Sen.-elect Rev. Raphael Warnock: “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.”