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In this Jan. 31, 2020, file photo, Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., leaves Capitol Hill in Washington. Perdue has taken down a digital campaign ad featuring a manipulated picture of his Democratic opponent, Jon Ossoff, who is Jewish, with an enlarged nose. A spokeswoman for Perdue said in a statement Monday, July 27, 2020, that the image has been removed from Facebook, calling it an "unintentional error" by an outside vendor, without naming the vendor. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican David Perdue conceded his loss to Democrat Jon Ossoff on Friday, bringing Georgia's two U.S. Senate runoffs that will deliver Democratic control of the chamber one step closer to an end.

A day earlier, the GOP's Kelly Loeffler conceded to Democrat Raphael Warnock in the other race.

Perdue thanked supporters in a statement before acknowledging his loss and saying "I want to congratulate the Democratic Party and my opponent for this runoff win."

After their contentious race marked by sharp personal attacks, Perdue's statement did not mention Ossoff by name.

A spokesperson for Ossoff's campaign said the Democrat had not received a call from Perdue and that they learned about his concession from media reports.

Ossoff's victory will make him the youngest sitting member of the U.S. Senate.

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