Although votes are still coming in, Rev. Raphael Warnock is the projected winner of his Georgia run-off race against incumbent GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler.
Warnock will become the first Black senator to represent Georgia, and the 11th Black person to serve in the US Senate. That includes politicians like Barack Obama in the past with Tim Scott and Kamala Harris currently. Warnock, Scott, and Cory Booker will be the only Black politicians in the US Senate.
“The 82-year-old hands that used to pick somebody else’s cotton went to the polls and picked her youngest son to be a United States senator,” Warnock said in a live-streamed reflecting on the race.
“I come before you tonight as a man who knows the improbable journey that led me to this place in this historic moment in America could only happen here.”