ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the party’s reach.

A pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. It was a stinging rebuke of outgoing President Donald Trump, who made one of his final trips in office to Georgia to rally his loyal base behind Loeffler and the Republican running for the other seat, incumbent David Perdue.

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President-elect Joe Biden campaigns in Atlanta, Georgia, on Jan. 4, 2021, for Senate candidates Raphael Warnock (right) and Jon Ossoff (left). (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)

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