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Raphael Warnock has a cash advantage over Herschel Walker


The Reverend Raphael Warnock, Democratic Senator from Georgia (L), and Republican candidate for US Senate Herschel Walker from Georgia.

Reuters

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock’s campaign has nearly three times as much money as Republican nominee Herschel Walker heading into the home stretch of Georgia’s Senate election runoff, according to new documents filed by the Federal Election Commission. .

Warnock, which is trying to defend its seat in a tight race, had just over $29 million in hand as of Nov. 16. Walker, a former NFL player and favorite of former President Donald Trump, had more than $9.8 million in hand before the final weeks of the election.

The filings show fundraising data for each candidate from October 20 – days before the midterm elections – to November 16. Warnock’s campaign raised $52 million during that time, compared to Walker’s nearly $21 million, records show.

The second round of elections is scheduled for December 6. The battle between Warnock and Walker continued into another round after neither candidate garnered the 50% of the vote needed to clinch the seat under state rules in the midterm elections. of November 8.

Warnock leads Walker by 4 percentage points, according to an AARP poll.

Democrats will hold control of the Senate in the next Congress with at least 50 seats. The race in Georgia will determine whether they can secure an outright majority — and will likely rely on Vice President Kamala Harris’ deciding vote less often.

Midterm, Democrats overturned the GOP-held Senate seat in Pennsylvania and defended contested seats in Arizona and Nevada.

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