DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock won their runoff Senate races in Georgia, flipping the U.S. Senate to Democratic control:
“Georgia followed the marching orders of the late Congressman John Lewis, and Democrats have flipped the Senate. Congratulations to Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff, and their teams, as well as the entire Georgia Democratic Party on these incredible victories. Thanks to hard work of countless organizers and leaders—from Stacey Abrams to Jonae Wartel and the entire coordinated campaign—Raphael Warnock will make history as Georgia’s first Black senator and Democrats will lead both houses of Congress. Now it’s time to bring our country together to get things done for the American people. It’s time to make progress instead of blocking it. It’s time to expand access to health care. It’s time to take bold action to end this pandemic, revive our economy, and expand opportunity for all Americans. United with the Senate and House, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris can deliver the progress Americans deserve. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock will be critical to this effort, and the DNC was proud to work with the Democratic Party of Georgia and many other partners to organize voters, support constituency outreach, protect access to the ballot, and turn these seats blue.”
Jen O’Malley Dillon, Biden for President Campaign Manager, released the following statement:
“Democrats have shown once again that we can do hard things. Georgia voters sent a clear message last night: they want us to work together and deliver results on the crises we face– from COVID to voting rights, climate change, racial justice, and much more. Joe Biden’s campaign, alongside Chair Perez and the DNC, are proud to have joined with Georgia leaders like Stacey Abrams and Keisha Lance Bottoms, and organizations like the DSCC, the Georgia Democratic Party, and so many more to help support this victory. From organizing, to voter protection to constituency outreach, Democrats made critical investments in Georgia, did the work, and it paid off. On January 20, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will go to work with the House and the Senate to bring our country together, heal the division, and usher in a new era of progress for the American people.”
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