Rev. Raphael Warnock, Democratic Senator for Georgia (L), and Georgia Republican nominee for US Senate Herschel Walker.
Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock’s campaign has nearly three times the cash available to Republican nominee Herschel Walker, who is heading into the closing stages of the Georgia Senate runoff, new Federal Election Commission files show.
Warnock, who is trying to defend his place in a close race, had just over $29 million to cash on Nov. 16. Walker, a former NFL player and favorite of ex-President Donald Trump, had over $9.8 million on the way over the past few weeks of the election.
The filings show fundraising data for each candidate from Oct. 20 — days before the midterm elections — to Nov. 16. Warnock’s campaign raised $52 million during that period, compared to Walker’s nearly $21 million, records show.
The runoff is scheduled for December 6th. The fight between Warnock and Walker entered another round after neither contender received the 50% of the votes needed to fully win the seat under state rules in the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
According to an AARP poll, Warnock leads Walker by 4 percentage points.
Democrats will take control of the Senate with at least 50 seats in the next Congress. The Georgia race will determine if they can win an outright majority — and likely less likely to rely on Vice President Kamala Harris’ undecided vote.
In the midterms, Democrats overturned the GOP-held Pennsylvania Senate seat and defended contested seats in Arizona and Nevada.