With the release of final results from the 2020 Democratic U.S. Senate Primary, former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson made the following statement.
“I couldn’t be more honored to have earned the support of thousands who are ready for real change,” Tomlinson said. “After spending the past year traveling our beautiful state, hearing the concerns of everyday Georgians, and seeing the renewed energy of the progressive movement, I have hope that our nation will soon be moving in the right direction.
"We spoke the truth in our television ad: David Perdue is an invisible Senator in a time of crisis, and it’s hurting Georgians. So, it's no surprise he is sounding the political alarm about his re-election prospects."
“I’m the real deal,” she told a group of voters in a virtual meeting. “We’ve been in the trenches through actually having governed. We’re going to need someone who’s actually had a hand on the levers of government and made them work for people.”
Before Tomlinson can take on the incumbent — former CEO and Trump loyalist Sen. David Perdue — she must defeat six other challengers in the June 9 primary . . . . In this crowded primary, Tomlinson hopes her hands-on approach and years of experience will set her apart. Out of all the Democrats running, Tomlinson observed, “I’m the only candidate who has ever won an election, the only one who has ever governed.”