Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker’s campaign has raised more than $500,000 since his Monday appearance on Fox’s Hannity, a Walker source familiar with the matter told NBC News on Wednesday. The appearance came after the Daily Beast reported he paid for an ex-girlfriend’s abortion in 2009.
Walker, who is neck and neck in the Georgia Senate race against Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., denied the report, and National Republicans have since rallied around him.
Even national anti-abortion groups like Susan B. Anthony List remain loyal to and support Walker. In a statement released yesterday, the group said: “Herschel Walker wants to protect unborn children while Raphael Warnock wants them to die through unlimited abortion.”
NBC News has yet to verify the allegations against Walker or review the documents cited by The Daily Beast.
The $500,000 Walker has raised in recent days is remarkable, but he still trails Warnock in overall fundraising.
According to the FEC, Warnock has raised nearly $85 million this round, while Walker has raised just over $20 million in the same time frame.
In the third quarter of this year alone, Warnock raised $26 million, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. During the same period, Walker raised $12 million, according to a statement from his campaign.
In the wake of the Daily Beast story, Walker also posted a new ad where he says, “As everyone knows, I had a real battle with mental health – I even wrote a book about it. By the grace of God, I overcame it.”