Herschel Walker, the Republican Senate nominee in Georgia, faces Democratic incumbent Reverend Raphael Warnock in one of the most pivotal elections of the midterm cycle. The race bruising race could ultimately decide which political party controls the powerful legislative chamber come January.
Both campaigns and associated political-action groups have spent a combined $241 million. Walker’s pro-life campaign has been rocked by two women accusing him of financing their abortions. The second accuser even appeared on camera in her interview with Good Morning America.
Walker, for his part, has denied the allegations. That hasn’t stopped two former presidents from commenting. Former president Donald Trump absolved Walker of the scandal, while former president Barack Obama said Walker, like Trump, was interested in being a celebrity and not much else. Walker blasted Obama in return.
The most recent poll from the Trafalgar Group shows Walker leading by 2.2 percentage points, within the poll’s margin of error of 2.8 percentage points.
The two campaigns turned nasty, with polls set to close in a little over 24 hours.
Warnock hit Walker on his perceived dishonesty.
“This is a man who lies about the most basic facts of his life,” Warnock said during a closing rally, per WXFL. “And now he wants the rest of us … to somehow imagine now that he’s a United States senator. … Herschel Walker is not ready. He’s not ready. Not only is he not ready. He’s not fit.”
That drew the ire of Walker, who defended himself at his rally in suburban Atlanta.
“He talked about I’m not ready. No, you’re not ready. Because you either voted with Joe Biden 96% of the time, or you had no clue what you were doing. You pick which one you want — no clue of what you’re doing, or you voted with him 96% of the time, which is headed in the wrong direction.”
The 2022 midterm elections are set for Nov. 8th.