Herschel Walker To Be In Runoff Race
(PatriotWise.com) – With neither leading candidate securing over 50 percent of the vote in Georgia’s Senate race, incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker will be facing off again in a December 6 runoff.
This is the second time in two years that the fight for Georgia’s Senate seats will be determined by a runoff election.
In 2020, both Senate seats went into a runoff which resulted in the Democrats retaking control of the Senate for the first time since 2015.
This year, however, control of the Senate is not at stake, as Democrats have already secured 50 seats in the upper chamber, holding their majority.
When state election officials first announced the runoff on Wednesday, control of the Senate remained in limbo. But now, with Republicans losing Arizona and Nevada, Senate control is no longer in doubt.
But that doesn’t make this runoff any less of an important win for Republicans.
If the Senate remains a 50/50 split, committee assignments are also evenly split between Republicans and Democrats. Losing Georgia would hand the Democrats 51 seats, giving them majority representation on committees, meaning no more deadlocked committee votes and a clear path for Joe Biden to appoint countless leftwing federal judges.
Chuck Schumer’s Senate Majority PAC wasted no time after the runoff was announced, dropping a $4 million ad buy through Georgia Honor, a group tied to the PAC.
Georgia Honor began airing an ad on Saturday attacking Herschel Walker’s character. The 30-second ad describes Walker as “unfit for office,” calling him a liar with a “long record of violence toward women.”
Meanwhile, Governor Brian Kemp, who defeated Stacey Abrams easily, 53.4 percent to 45.8 percent, will be hitting the campaign trail with Walker as early as this week. Kemp also agreed to share his ground data and analytics operation, including door-knocking and phone banking, with Mitch McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund to help promote Walker.
Walker also hauled in over $3 million in donations on the first day of the runoff campaign.
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