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Connections: Discussing the impact of the Georgia Senate runoff elections

We discuss the results of the Georgia Senate runoff elections and the impact they will have on the U.S. Senate. Democrat Raphael Warnock, an Atlanta pastor, defeated Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler. Warnock becomes Georgia's first Black senator, and the eleventh in U.S. history. The second runoff contest between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican incumbent David Perdue has not yet been decided, but Ossoff is leading. If he is victorious, the Senate will be in a 50-50 tie, making Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the tiebreaker.

We discuss the impact of the runoff races and the future of the U.S. Senate. Our guests:

  • Jeremy Cooney, New York State Senator, 56th District
  • Nicole Hushla Re, long-time political consultant current serving as Assemblywoman Sarah Clark’s Chief of Staff

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.