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Republican Perdue concedes Georgia U.S. Senate race to Democrat - Metro US

Republican Perdue concedes Georgia U.S. Senate race to Democrat

FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff speaks after the runoff election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senator David Perdue conceded his Georgia Senate race to Democratic rival Jon Ossoff on Friday after a pair of victories in runoff elections handed control of the U.S. Senate to Democrats.

“I want to congratulate the Democratic Party and my opponent for this runoff win,” Perdue said in a statement. Two U.S. Senate seats were up for grabs in Wednesday’s runoffs.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu)

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