Ossoff's Georgia Win Will Make Jewish History

The 33-year-old candidate will be the first Jewish senator elected to a southern state since the 1880s, and the youngest Democrat elected to the Senate since Biden nearly five decades ago

Ben Samuels
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WASHINGTON – Jon Ossoff's electoral victory Tuesday in Georgia's Senate runoff marks several significant milestones for the new Jewish senator.

The 33-year-old Ossoff, who has been called to win the race by multiple U.S. networks, including NBC and ABC, will be Georgia's first-ever Jewish senator, as well as the first Jewish senator elected from a southern state since the 1880s. If his lead holds, he will also be the youngest Democrat to be elected to the Senate since President-elect Joe Biden in 1973.