By MichaelMH Published Nov. 11, 2022
It's official, the Georgia Senate race is headed for a runoff! Democratic Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock will face off against Republican challenger and former football star Herschel Walker in a highly-anticipated match-up. This race has been full of twists and turns, and we can expect more of the same in the coming weeks. Here is what you need to know about the candidates and the issues at stake in this critical election.
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On the Democratic side, we have Rev. Raphael Warnock, an ordained minister and senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Warnock is a strong proponent of social justice and has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump. He is also a supporter of Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, as well as a women’s reproduction rights.
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On the Republican side, we have Herschel Walker, a former football star who played for both the Dallas Cowboys and the US national team. Walker has been plagued by scandal in recent years, including allegations of domestic abuse and financial mismanagement and paying for multiple abortions.
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Trump has already begun trying to distance himself from Walker, tweeting Wednesday morning that he "didn't know him well" and that he "didn't really campaign for him." It's a far cry from earlier this year when Trump was calling Walker a "great friend" and urging Georgians to vote for him.
This race will have major implications for both the state of Georgia and the country as a whole. The winner of this election will help determine which party controls the Senate, as well as whether or not President Biden will be able to pass his legislative agenda. This race could help determine the balance of power in Washington for years to come.
It's anyone's guess who will ultimately prevail in this showdown, but one thing is for sure: this race is going to be intense! Be sure to stay tuned for more updates as we head into the December 6, 2022, showdown.