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“Things To Watch In A 50-50 Senate”

“Democrats improved their chances to legislate on climate change and an array of other progressive priorities last night, as they looked poised to win both Georgia runoff elections.

With Democratic Senate control would come a series of changes that offer an easier glide path for the Biden administration's nominees and a new set of political and policy fights.

The Associated Press called the race for the Rev. Raphael Warnock over Sen. Kelly Loeffler this morning, and Jon Ossoff remains a heavy favorite to hold out against Sen. David Perdue, though the AP has not formally made a call (see related story).

Should the results hold, Democrats would control the Senate in a 50-50 split, giving Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the tie-breaking vote.”

Nick Sobczyk reports for E&E News January 6, 2021.


“Democrats Win Control Of U.S. Senate As Ossoff Defeats Perdue” (Washington Post)