David Perdue

Former U.S. Senator from Georgia

11.16.20 Sen. Perdue refuses to debate challenger Jon Ossoff, whose campaign says has accepted six invitations for debates before the Jan. 5th runoff. Sen. Perdue also dropped out of a debate he had previously committed to before the Nov. 3rd election.

11.09.20 After Georgians voted in record numbers in the 2020 general election, Sen. Perdue baselessly criticizes the state’s election without examples of any wrongdoing. This was an apparent attempt to flatter outgoing President Trump while casting doubt on the democratic process. President-elect Biden won Georgia with nearly 2.5 million votes, the first Democratic presidential nominee to win the state since 1992.

10.17.20 Sen. Perdue mispronounces, then mocks, the name of his Senate colleague and candidate for Vice President, Kamala Harris, who Georgians elected as the nation’s first female, first Black and first Indian-American in the White House.

10.05.20 Sen. Perdue voted to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court even as Americans were already voting on the next president and Senate. Barrett’s anti-LGBTQ record includes serving as a trustee at a school that discriminated against LGBTQ families and teachers. Barrett had multiple paid speaking events with the anti-LGBTQ group Alliance Defending Freedom.

08.18.20 Sen. Perdue campaign ad rated “false” when it says he supports healthcare coverage of pre-existing conditions. Sen. Perdue has repeatedly voted against the Affordable Care Act, which provides health care coverage to 450,000 Georgians.

08.12.20 Sen. Perdue supports Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene, who propagate false, dangerous and anti-LGBTQ messages from QAnon, a conspiracy theory movement identified as a domestic terror threat by the FBI. Greene has expressed numerous racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic and transphobic beliefs. Georgia Equality and the Southern Poverty Law Center have been tracking Greene’s anti-LGBTQ and racist history since she launched her political career in 2019.

07.28.20 Sen. Perdue’s campaign deletes campaign ad featuring an oversize nose on Jewish challenger Jon Ossoff, prompting charges of anti-Semitism.

02.10.20 Sen. Perdue votes to confirm Judge Andrew Brasher to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court in Atlanta. Brasher has called same-sex marriage “harmful to children” and has worked with the Alliance Defending Freedom. More than 4,100 same-sex couples are raising children in Georgia, according to data from Family Equality.

01.24.20 Sen. Perdue attends classified Senate briefing on the pending coronavirus pandemic, then invested in companies that make personal protective equipment. Sen. Perdue has been previously investigated for other stock trades timed to information he learned as a U.S. Senator. 

—Sen. Perdue served as CEO of Dollar General from 2003 to 2007. In 2007, more than 2,000 female store managers filed a lawsuit against Dollar General, claiming the company consistently paid male managers more than female ones. Dollar General ultimately paid millions to settle the case in 2011.

—Sen. Perdue’s votes have earned him a 100% rating by anti-LGBTQ groups Family Research Council Action and Family Policy Alliance.