Herschel Walker Raises $3.7 Million in Bid to Unseat Raphael Warnock

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Georgia matchup will be a key battleground race in midterm elections

Kisha Smith

Former Heisman Trophy winner/NFL running back Herschel Walker announced that his campaign has raised $3.7 million since launching bid for U.S. Senate on August 24. 

Walker, who served as a surrogate and major supporter for President Donald Trump, was, in fact, encouraged to run by the former president. He is considered to be the clear front runner in the GOP primary for the critical U.S. Senate seat that Sen. Raphael Warnock won in a squeaker in 2020 in a victory that helped put the Senate in the hands of Democrats.

The campaign indicated that the contributions—averaging out to be $100,000 a day— had come from 50,000 donors in all 50 states.

Said Walker, “National Democrats have already said they plan to spend $100 million on this race, and these strong numbers show that we are ready to go head to head with anybody.” 

Warnock—who was elected to fill out Sen. Johnny Isakson’s (R-Ga.) remaining two years in office upon his retirement—has not released his most recent fundraising figures, but was reported to have upwards of $10.5 million cash on hand in July. He will be on the ballot in 2022 to secure a full six-year term.

Senate election battles are expected to break spending records in 2022, since the outcome of the races will determine which party controls the chamber. Republicans need just one seat to take back the majority.

GOP officials supporting Walker are hoping that Trump’s support will outweigh the former football player’s political baggage—including accusations of abuse from an ex-wife and his struggles with dissociative identity disorder.

In the meantime, two powerful political groups, End Citizens United and Let America Vote Action Fund, have announced a $1.4 million digital and TV ad buy that will focus on praising U.S. Sen. Reverend Raphael Warnock for leading the effort to pass a federal elections bill.

The “Georgia Freedom” ads praise Warnock as one of the catalysts behind the Freedom to Vote Act.

Warnock has been picking up major endorsements in the race, including the endorsement of the major abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America, which has 54,000 members across Georgia.

The race is expected to be one of the most closely watched and competitive Senate contests of the midterm elections.


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  • Although mr. walker was a great athlete,his knowledge of the political landscape is limited! Stay with what you know. More attention should be focused on his marital life, and the outcome.

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