Ossoff, Perdue are headed for runoff in Georgia

ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. David Perdue was forced into a January runoff against Democrat Jon Ossoff, making Georgia the home to twin 2021 showdowns that could determine control of the U.S. Senate.Ossoff’s rising vote totals as absentee ballots were counted put Perdue under the 50% mark required to win the November contest outright. U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, Georgia’s other Republican incumbent, will face Democrat Raphael Warnock in a Jan. 5 runoff.The Associated Press called the race late Friday.Ossoff and Perdue both worked furiously to avoid overtime, urging their base supporters to turn out in dr…

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