Rev. Raphael Warnock Gets Major Endorsement From Andrew Young For Georgia Senate Race

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JANUARY 20:   Raphael G. Warnock, Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church speaks onstage during 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church on January 20, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Rev. Raphael Warnock Gets Major Endorsement From Andrew Young For Georgia Senate Race

The Ebenezer Baptist Church pastor could be the first Black Senator of the state.

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Written by BET Staff

In January, Ebenezer Baptist’s Rev. Raphael Warnock, the senior pastor at Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic church, entered the Georgia U.S. Senate race. 

If Warnock wins, he will be the first Black Senator of the state. 

Today (March 23), Warnock received a crucial endorsement from former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young.

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The 88-year-old Young, a close confidant to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement, said in a statement, “I’m proud to endorse him because I know that he will bring to the U.S. Senate an unwavering moral compass and a firm commitment to fighting for all Georgians.”

Young also called Warnock a “leader of uncommon decency and grace.”

Warnock has also been endorsed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Stacey Abrams. He is one of 20 candidates challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler.

Loeffler, who’s married to the head of the New York Stock Exchange, is currently embroiled in a scandal for reportedly selling up to $3.1 million in stocks after receiving a coronavirus update earlier this year while a member of the Senate Health Committee. Loeffler has denied any wrongdoing.

(Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

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