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Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D) won Georgia’s Dec. 6 runoff election against Republican challenger Herschel Walker. (Video: Blair Guild/The Washington Post)

Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D) is projected to win the runoff race for U.S. Senate in Georgia, according to the Associated Press and Edison Research, defeating Republican Herschel Walker and giving Democrats a 51st seat in the chamber.

“I want all of Georgia to know, whether you voted for me or not, that every single day I am going to keep working for you,” Warnock told a crowd of supporters at his victory party Tuesday night. “I’m proud of the bipartisan work I’ve done, and I intend to do more, because I actually believe that at the end of the day, we’re all Americans.”

Toward the end of Warnock’s speech, the crowd broke out in chants of “Six more years!”

Walker conceded the race in a speech at his campaign’s watch party Tuesday, urging his supporters to “stay together” and to continue believing in the Constitution and in their elected officials.  

The 2022 Midterm Elections

Georgia runoff election: Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D) won re-election in the Georgia Senate runoff, defeating Republican challenger Herschel Walker and giving Democrats a 51st seat in the Senate for the 118th Congress. Get live updates here and runoff results by county.

Divided government: Republicans narrowly won back control of the House, while Democrats will keep control of the Senate, creating a split Congress.

What the results mean for 2024: A Republican Party red wave seems to be a ripple after Republicans fell short in the Senate and narrowly won control in the House. Donald Trump announced his 2024 presidential campaign shortly after the midterms. Here are the top 10 2024 presidential candidates for the Republicans and Democrats.