The 2022 Senate race between Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock and His GOP opponent Herschel Walk is still to be decided. Neither candidate received 50% of the vote on Election Day. Warnock received 49.44 percent, while Walker got 48.49%. The race will now head to a runoff on Saturday, December 6th.
Although Senate control is not in play, Republicans are trying to prevent Joe Biden from having an easier path to legislative success in the Senate. They have gone all out in the final days to ensure that Georgia voters understand Raphael Warnock beyond his “Reverend” veneer.
Walker was the victim of a Warnock ad, which ran a week earlier on Walker’s “character” – implicitly discrediting Walker’s. Walker responded by running his own campaign using Warnock’s words against Walker.
“Character” is what you do when no one’s looking,” Warnock says in the Walker ad. The ad then pivots to the personal issues Warnock faces via bitter child custody battles and Ouleye Ndoye’s ongoing rent/eviction scandal that involves low-income tenants of properties Warnock’s church has:
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) November 28, 2022
Walker and his campaign also reacted to a Warnock surrogate making claims about Walker. Curtis Dixon, former assistant coach at Johnson County High School football team, was not being truthful about Walker’s relationship back then. Dixon also has character issues.
.@ReverendWarnock is lying again. Curtis Dixon was never Herschel’s coach, teacher, or close to him. He must stop lying. Dixon stole from St. Galilee Missionary Baptist Church and was ordered to give the money back. Just like Warnock, Dixon took from the needy to enrich himself. https://t.co/0CsD8YMndu
— Team Herschel (@TeamHerschel) November 22, 2022
Only a few more days are left before Georgia voters decide. However, with the race so close, Warnock is determined to win an advantage. This is evident from reports that Warnock’s campaign has been calling people from other states to plead for their support.
As I have previously mentioned, Democrats need to be concerned about trying to pull Walker’s alleged skeletons from Walker’s closet. Warnock also has a fair number of these, some of which are ongoing, as noted above. The main issue in this race, according to me, will be whether Georgians are willing to make Joe Biden’s life easier on the Senate side.
Keep checking back for more information. We will keep you informed and we will post the final results of the runoff as soon as they are available.