Yesterday, the weather in Georgia was sunny and mild. The tenor of the four campaigners who were locked in battles for Georgia's two Senate seats was anything but sunny and mild. The campaigns set records for spending and turnout for special elections.
As we speak, the dust is beginning to settle in Georgia.
The Rev. Raphael Warnock, a former pastor of Douglas Memorial Community Church here in Baltimore and the current pastor of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, is projected to be the first Black Senator ever elected in Georgia, and the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Georgia in 20 years.
In the race that pitted Democrat Jon Ossoff against Republican incumbent David Perdue, Mr. Ossoff held a lead at broadcast time, but the AP and other news media outlets still considered the vote tallies too close to call. [By 4:30pm on Wednesday, however, NBC News and AP had called the race for Jon Osoff.]