Democrat Jen Jordan concedes in Georgia attorney general race
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - After a 19-month battle, Democrat Jen Jordan conceded in the attorney general election against incumbent Republican Chris Carr.
“It has been my greatest honor to be Georgia’s Democratic nominee for attorney general. Although this chapter has come to an end, the fight for a safer, more equitable Georgia continues,” Jordan said in a statement.
As of Wednesday morning, Jordan had earned 1,815,849 votes, 47%, compared to Carr’s 2,015,910 votes, 52%, and Libertarian Martin Cowen’s 59,571 votes, 2%.
“I’m incredibly grateful and uplifted by the support of more than 2 million of my fellow Georgians in this election,” said Carr. “Working with Gov. Brian Kemp and the General Assembly, we have accomplished so much in recent years, from keeping businesses and schools open to prosecuting criminal gangs and human traffickers.”
He said he ran for re-election because there was still a lot to get done, “and I’ll never tire in my efforts to keep Georgians safe, uphold the rule of law and create a climate where our citizens who work hard are able to prosper.”
Jordan made history in 2017 when she flipped a Republican-held seat and ended a GOP supermajority in the Georgia state Senate. Jordan was the first woman to be a major party’s nominee for Georgia attorney general.
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