Former Republican Senator David Perdue will not run for the Senate in 2022, he said in a statement on Tuesday, ruling out another campaign in Georgia less than two months after losing the run-off election for a second term.
The move comes just a week after Perdue filed a nomination paper with the Federal Election Commission and publicly said he was considering another campaign in 2022. Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, who won a special election against the Former GOP Senator Kelly Loeffler in January, is on the ballot again next year for a full term.
“It’s a personal decision, not a political one,” Perdue said in a statement announcing that he would not be running. “I have no doubts that whoever wins the Republican primary next year will defeat the Democratic general election candidate for this seat, and I will do my best to make that happen.”