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January 7, 2021

‘Only in America': Warnock's rise from poverty to senator

By RUSS BYNUM
Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Rev. Raphael Warnock's roots showed little promise of a future that led to the U.S. Senate.

He grew up in Savannah in the Kayton Homes public housing project, the second youngest of 12 children. His mother as a teenager had worked as a sharecropper picking cotton and tobacco. His father was a preacher who also made money hauling old cars to a local scrapyard.


 
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