Democratic Victories in the Georgia Runoffs Ended Mitch McConnell’s 6-Year Tenure as Senate Majority Leader and DC’s Most Feared Power Broker
Victory for both Democrats in the Georgia runoffs will bring to an end Mitch McConnell’s six-year tenure as Senate Majority Leader, in which he was often characterized as one of the most powerful men in Washington, DC.
According to projections by Decision Desk HQ and Insider, both Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock beat Republican incumbents in the Georgia votes, unseating Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.
This deprives Republicans of their majority, leaving 50 GOP Senators across the aisle from 48 Democrats and the two independent Senators who reliably vote alongside them.