Top story: Democrat challengers take race down to wire Hello, Warren Murray bringing you this Wednesday briefing, into which there is quite a bit to pack. Georgia’s high-stakes Senate runoff races remain on a knife-edge this morning after polls closed overnight and counting got under way. The Republican incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue have faced an extremely strong challenge from the Atlanta pastor Raphael Warnock and the former documentary film-maker Jon Ossoff for the Democrats. Control of the US Senate hangs in the balance – a Democratic victory would give Joe Biden freedom to pursue an agenda that would, as he has put it, “chart the course not just for the next four years, but for the next generation”. As the Briefing is published, the Democrats’ Warnock looks to be in particularly strong position; while Jon Ossoff trails David Perdue by less than 1,000 votes – most of the outstanding votes in that race are in Democratic-leaning counties. A short time ago Warnock gave what amounted to a victory speech, saying: “Georgia, I am honoured by the faith that you have shown in me. I am going to the Senate to work for all of Georgia.” There has been… Read full this story
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