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Warnock trumps Republican in Georgia as Democrats look to clean sweep

The Baptist preacher beat Republican Kelly Loeffler to become the first Black senator in Georgia’s history

Rich McKay and Nathan Layne

Democrats won one US Senate race in Georgia and led in another on Wednesday, moving closer to a sweep in a Deep South state that would give them control of Congress and the power to advance president-elect Joe Biden’s policy goals.

Raphael Warnock, a Baptist preacher from the historic church of Martin Luther King Jr, beat Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler to become the first Black senator in Georgia’s history.

Jon Ossoff, a documentary filmmaker who at 33 would become the Senate’s youngest member, also declared victory with a narrow lead over incumbent David Perdue, though media including Edison Research had yet to call that race...

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