Georgia Senate Race: Raphael Warnock Becomes State’s First Black Senator

About This Source - Bloomberg QuickTake: Now

Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

It was founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981, with the help of Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, Charles Zegar, and a 12% ownership investment by Merrill Lynch.

Recent from Bloomberg QuickTake: Now:

  • German Police Clash With Protesters in Berlin Over Covid-19 Restrictions
  • Cambodia Starts Vaccinating Minors Ages 12 to 17 Years Old
  • Israel Begins Covid Booster Shot Campaign for Seniors
  • Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Georgia Senate Race: Raphael Warnock Becomes State’s First Black Senator” – below is their description.

    Democrat Raphael Warnock has won one U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, the Associated Press reported early Wednesday, leaving control of the chamber in question until the result of the state’s other runoff election is decided.

    Warnock, a pastor and voting rights activist, will be Georgia’s first Black senator. He defeated Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, who has not conceded.

    In a video statement released a few hours before the race was called, Warnock referred to his humble beginnings in the “Kayton Homes housing projects of Savannah, Georgia” as one of 12 children.

    “So, I stand before you as a man who knows that the improbable journey that led me to this place in this historic moment in America could only happen here.”

    A winner has not been called in a second Georgia Senate runoff between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff. To gain control of the Senate, and bolster President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda, Democrats will need to win both seats. In that race, Ossoff held a narrow edge, according to an AP tally early Wednesday morning.

    The runoff contests took place in the stormy wake of the presidential election, with President Donald Trump repeatedly making unproven accusations of fraud. He narrowly lost Georgia to Biden, and both Senate candidates found themselves pulled into the drama over the previous election.

    Loeffler was appointed by Governor Brian Kemp to replace Senator Johnny Isakson, who retired for health reasons. She is married to Jeffrey Sprecher, the chief executive officer of the Intercontinental Exchange Inc., the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, who recently became a billionaire. She had repeatedly portrayed Warnock as “radical liberal” who didn’t share Georgia values and would steer the country toward socialism.

    Warnock will now fill the remaining two years of Isakson’s term.

    He received a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College and a Ph.D from Union Theological Seminary. He was an assistant pastor at Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York and senior pastor at Douglas Memorial Community Church in Baltimore, before coming to Ebenezer Baptist in 2005. A center for activism on behalf of the Black community, the church is a must-stop for national politicians.

    The races for both Senate were forced runoffs after no candidate secured more than 50% of the vote in the November election. Warnock’s victory ends a more than 30-year losing streak for Democrats in statewide runoffs.

    Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: Democrats

    “Democrats” usually refers to the The Democratic Party of the United States – one of the two major political parties in the country, along with its main, historic rival, the Republican Party.

    It was founded on 8th January 1828 and has its contemporary headquarters in Washington, D.C., United States. The present leadership is Nancy Pelosi (Party leader) and Jaime Harrison (Party chair).

    2 Recent Items: Democrats

  • Infrastructure bill could be stalled by progressives pushing for spending bill
  • ‘Ludicrous’ for Dems to talk immigration reform in spending bill: Rep. Biggs
  • In This Story: Donald Trump

    Donald John Trump was the 45th President of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.

    5 Recent Items: Donald Trump

  • Why MyPillow CEO decided to pull his ads from Fox News
  • Lawmaker shot at Jonestown compares Trump to cult leader Jim Jones
  • Podcast hopes to heal US with Obama, Trump sit-down interview
  • Stephen Miller: The left wants to erode, erase the definition of citizenship
  • NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – July 30th, 2021
  • In This Story: New York Stock Exchange

    The New York Stock Exchange is an American stock exchange at 11 Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York City. It is by far the world’s largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$30.1 trillion as of February 2018.

    2 Recent Items: New York Stock Exchange

  • Opening Bell, July 29, 2021
  • Opening Bell, July 28, 2021
  • Leave a Comment