DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. –Republicans in Dawson County gave incumbent senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler their overwhelming endorsement in the U.S. Senate runoff race Tuesday.
Perdue won the county vote 12,146 to Democrat Jon Ossoff’s 2,227. Loeffler defeated Rev. Raphel Warnock by an almost identical margin of 12,108 to 2,271.
But when the county vote was completed by around 8:30 p.m. the Democrats were holding a 7 percent lead statewide with 50 percent of the reported.
Dawson County Republican Party Chairwoman Seanie Zappendorf said she was pleased with the effort in Dawson. “We sent out a lot of emails and letters and handed out a lot of cards and it paid off. Our voters don’t want socialists coming in to the Senate.”