Ballots are still being counted from the 2022 Midterm election day.
But two U.S. Senate candidates are already starting from scratch, ready to spend the next month doing it all over again.
And Herschel Walker’s supporters are giving him a big head start over his runoff opponent incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock.
Walker vs. Warnock
The U.S. Senate race in Georgia promised to be one of the most competitive in the country.
The unpopular Democrat incumbent of a purple state – surrounded by legal troubles – had only been in the seat for two years after winning a special election.
His opponent, a local sports hero, with his own set of alleged and denied controversies swirling around him.
Add to that more than $270-million in campaign warchest and outside money flooding the swing state – fireworks were guaranteed.
In the end, the vote count ended in a virtual tie.
With nearly 4 million votes cast, only about 35,000 votes separate Sen. Raphael Warnock and his Republican rival Herschel Walker.
As ballot returns were coming in, the Heisman-winning Georgia Bulldog led for the bulk of the evening.
However, a late dump of votes from the Atlanta area propelled Warnock into a slight lead over Walker.
But Georgia election law requires 50% plus one-vote to win an election, and Warnock only received 49.4% of the vote.
That means there will be a one-on-one runoff election between Walker and Warnock to be held on Tuesday, December 6.
They’re running it again, and this time, all eyes will be on them.
Republicans currently lead the U.S. Senate race in Nevada, while Democrats are leading the race in Arizona.
If both those leads hold when the ballot counting finally finishes, Republicans will have 50 Senate seats and the Democrats will hold 49 – counting the two socialist independents who caucus with the blue team.
That would mean control of the Upper Chamber would come down to who wins the Georgia runoff.
A Walker win would give the GOP a slim 51—49 margin.
While a Warnock victory would keep the Senate in a 50-50 tie, as it currently is, meaning Vice President Kamala Harris’ tiebreaking vote would keep Chuck Schumer as Majority Leader.
Both candidates immediately turned back to fundraising mode on election night.
And the former NFL Pro Bowler has been raking in the campaign cash.
Funds are flooding in
In the 24-hours after the election, Walker hauled in an impressive $3.3 million in donations.
By Thursday afternoon, his team brought in an additional $4.3 million.
And the funds keep flooding in, with Walker having raised around $8 million in the 48-hours since the election.
The money is extra important for the Republican, who was severely outraised in the general election.
Campaign finance reports show Walker raised an impressive $39 million for the general election.
But Warnock dwarfed that, with $109 million in donations – mostly from out-of-state.
Ted Cruz has already traveled to the Peach State to stump with Walker.
Newly re-elected Gov. Brian Kemp is expected to do the same.
And many conservative pundits are speculating that both former President Donald Trump – an early supporter of the 1980 NCAA National Champion – and America’s Governor Ron DeSantis could also make the journey to Georgia and campaign with Walker.
Deplorable Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.