The Rev. Raphael Warnock, the senior pastor at Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic church, entered the race for the U.S. Senate on Thursday with hopes of unifying Georgia Democrats in one of the nation’s premier 2020 contests.
Warnock launched his campaign against U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler with a video that detailed his path from public housing in Savannah to the pulpit of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church and a pledge to turn his progressive preaching into policy.
“I’ve always thought that my impact doesn’t stop at the church door. That’s actually where it starts,” he said. “I love this country, and I believe that what makes America so great is that we’ve always had a path to make it greater.”