Herschel Walker concedes Georgia Senate Election U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks during a campaign stop on Thursday November 18, 2022 in the parking lot of Savannah Mall in Savannah Georgia.

It has been a long and drawn-out campaign for former Georgia Bulldogs running back and current Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker, but it has finally come to a close on Tuesday night.

Walker and incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock advanced to a head-to-head runoff election that was required by state law after neither candidate earned the 50 percent required to win the election outright on Nov. 8th.

The final votes for the run-off election came in on Tuesday night, which has resulted in Walker being defeated and ultimately conceding his Senate race to Warnock, according to CNN’s Dianne Gallagher.

This result is ultimately disastrous for the Republican party, as it gives Democrats a 51-49 Senate advantage

This is also a complete disaster for former U.S. President Donald Trump, who has wholeheartedly been a supporter of Walker along with controversial artist Kanye West.

In typical Herschel Walker fashion, he did not congratulate his opponent Raphael Warnock following his defeat on Tuesday.

He did offer a concession statement, oddly along with former college football star Doug Flutie to supporters in attendance on Tuesday night, saying that he “put up one heck of a fight.”

“There are no excuses in life, and I’m not going to make any excuses now,” said Walker via CNBC.com. “We put up one heck of a fight.”

It’s been an extremely heated campaign for Walker marred with a number of scandals and controversies throughout.

Finally, the election has come to a crashing halt for the former football star.

[Dianne Gallagher on Twitter, CNBC.com]

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.