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“I am Georgia,” Raphael Warnock said upon winning the Georgia runoff for the U.S. Senate Dec. 6 against Republican Herschel Walker. “I am an example and an iteration of its history, of its peril and promise, of the brutality and the possibilities. But because this is America, because we always have a path to make our country greater against unspeakable odds, here we stand together.” Warnock grew up in Savannah public housing and rose to become Georgia’s first Black senator. His win Dec. 6 gives the Democrats a 51-49 lead in the Senate. He is, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said, “the last brick in our firewall” against GOP threats to democracy. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey said Warnock can speak to “a lot of the hurt in our country. Booker, who has worked with Warnock on legislative issues, said, “He has the ability to do both the poetry and the prose of politics in a way that I think is rare.” Read about him. Write about it!
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