According to GOP candidate Herschel Walker’s advisors, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia raised $3.3 million on the first day of his new campaign for the December 6 runoff against Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock. According to the campaign, it raised another $1 million before noon.On the November 8 election, Walker only trailed Warnock by a mere 35,000 votes out of 4 million cast in the election. The Walker campaign told Fox News it will have a new TV spot on airwaves at the end of the week. The outlet further reports:
The Georgia secretary of state’s office announced Wednesday that the Senate election was headed to a runoff since no candidate received over 50% of the vote. According to the latest unofficial and incomplete returns, Warnock was at 49.4%, Walker at 48.5% and Libertarian Party nominee Chase Oliver at 2.1%.
Under Georgia law, if no candidate tops 50% of the vote in the general election, the two top vote-getters face off in a runoff, which this cycle is being held four weeks later on Dec. 6.
Warnock, who is the minister at Atlanta’s famed Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached, narrowly edged Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Georgia’s twin Jan. 5, 2021, Senate runoff elections. His victory, along with now-Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff’s razor-thin win over GOP Sen. David Perdue, gave the Democrats the Senate majority.
A Walker campaign source told Fox News that they plan to hold rallies in large-population areas where turnout happens, with the aim to energize supporters of … President Donald Trump, “soft Republicans” and independents to vote in the runoff contest.
Both President Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) are likely to hit the campaign trail for Walker as they aim to flip the seat back to Republican hands. The seat could very well determine what party controls the U.S. Senate.