Georgia Senate Race With Herschel Walker Headed Towards RunoffAs the polls closed in Georgia, it became clear that former NFL star Herschel Walker was in a tight race for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Raphael Warnock. Throughout the evening, Walker trailed behind Warnock but began to inch closer as more votes were counted.
With neither candidate reaching 50% of votes, the race will head into an overtime runoff on December 6th.
Walker, who left his successful football career to become a successful businessman and outspoken conservative, has been endorsed by President Trump and Vice President Pence. He is running on a platform supporting law enforcement, securing borders, and growing the economy through lower taxes and reduced government regulations.
Warnock, a pastor at Atlanta's historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached, has been endorsed by former President Barack Obama and has made expanding affordable healthcare access a central part of his campaign. This race is significant not only because it could determine control of the Senate but also because it marks another competitive election in Georgia, a traditionally red state that voted blue in both the presidential election and January's special senate election.
As votes continue to be tallied and both candidates prepare for the runoff coming in December, all eyes remain on Georgia as they wait to see who will come out on top in this close race for the U.S. Senate seat.
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