The clock is ticking on the final race in the 2022 election cycle.
Only days remain before election day in the Georgia Senate runoff, and both parties are jockeying to win over those final voters.
And now Herschel Walker is celebrating as his campaign got a big boost from an unlikely ally.
Georgia on my mind
Democrats are still celebrating the 2022 Midterms.
While the Grand Old Party did manage to win back the majority in the People’s House – it was just by the skin of their teeth, in fact, they’ll have a smaller majority than Democrats did prior to the election.
Democrats also netted two gubernatorial pickups in 2022.
And, thanks to the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Kamala Harris, Democrats are guaranteed to keep control of the Upper Chamber.
There is one U.S. Senate race yet to be determined.
In the general election in the Peach State, incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock made a huge comeback thanks to early and mail-in ballots and led his Republican challenger Herschel Walker by about 35,000 votes – or less than 1 point.
The final result was 49.4% for Warnock, compared to 48.5% for Walker.
However, under Georgia election law, a candidate must receive at least 50% plus one vote in order to win the election.
That means Walker and Warnock are headed for a runoff to be held December 6.
The runoff gives the former Heisman Trophy winner a chance to rally in overtime and keep the Senate deadlocked in a 50-50 tie.
While Democrats will control the majority either way, a win for the All-Pro running back would mean Senate committees have an even split of Republicans and Democrats – giving the GOP the opportunity to kill some Democrat bills before they ever get to the floor for a vote.
If Warnock prevails, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer would be able to set all the committee assignments.
Calling in Kemp reinforcements
With so much still on the line, both the Warnock and Walker camps are currently courting Brain Kemp voters.
While the Peach State Senate race didn’t result in either candidate scoring a pure majority – Republican incumbent Governor Brian Kemp cruised to re-election over election-denier Stacey Abrams by 7.5-points, or about 300,000 votes.
If the former National Champion can win over Kemp voters who pulled the lever for Warnock the first time around, he could score the upset victory in overtime on December 6.
For his part, Kemp is trying to help his party-mate.
The Governor has cut an ad for Walker that first aired throughout the state over Thanksgiving.
The commercial is part of a $14.2 million television, radio, and digital advertising campaign funded by the Senate Leadership Fund.
Kemp’s ad opens with a video of reporters asking President Biden whether he will do anything differently over the next two years, to which Biden replies: “Nothing, I’m not going to change anything in any fundamental way.”
“Families are struggling because of Biden’s inflation, and Washington won’t change unless we make them,” Kemp then says in the ad. “Georgia is doing better than the rest of the country because we stood up for hard-working families. Herschel Walker will vote for Georgia, not be another rubber stamp for Joe Biden. That’s why I’m backing Herschel, and I hope you’ll join me in voting for him too.”
Kemp’s support for the Walker campaign is interesting considering their conflicting relationships with former President Donald Trump.
Walker was a Trump-favorite candidate early.
Whereas the 45th President of the United States worked hard to defeat Kemp in the GOP primary – which Kemp won easily.
Walker vs. Warnock
Republicans are hoping a Kemp-Walker partnership can lead to a scoring drive in the final minutes of the game.
A new poll from the Left-leaning AARP shows the incumbent enjoys a 4-point advantage over the former Georgia Bulldog.
Walker garnered 47% support in the poll, while Warnock had 51%.
But Warnock’s lead is within the unusually high, 4.4-point margin of error in this survey.
The Georgia U.S. Senate runoff is Tuesday, December 6, but, of course, even in the runoff, there is early voting and absentee voting, which both started on November 28.
Deplorable Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.