David Perdue announced Tuesday morning he will not run for reelection to the United State Senate Seat in Georgia in 2022.
The 71 year old filed campaign paperwork on February 15, but announced in a press statement that he and his wife, Bonnie, made the personal decision that he will not run again, and that it was not a political one.
"I am confident that whoever wins the Republican Primary next year will defeat the Democrat candidate in the General election for this seat, and I will do everything I can to make that happen," he said in the announcement. "As we saw in my race in November, Georgia is not a blue state. The more Georgians that vote, the better Republicans do. These two current liberal US Senators do not represent the values of a majority of Georgians."
Perdue lost his reelection bid for his Senate seat in 2020 to Jon Ossoff. Both Senate seats in 2020 were won by Democrats, Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, who won over Kelly Loeffler.
"I am hopeful that the Georgia General Assembly, along with our statewide elected officials, will correct the inequities in our state laws and election rules so that, in the future, every legal voter will be treated equally and illegal votes will not be included," he included in his statement. "I will do everything I can to be helpful in this effort."
Perdue closed by saying it had been "the honor of my life to have represented the people of Georgia in the United States Senate."