On Race, Herschel Walker’s Offer of Absolution Divides Georgia Voters

On Race, Herschel Walker’s Offer of Absolution Divides Georgia Voters

This post was originally published on this siteGeorgia will still have a Black senator next year, but the likely Republican nominee, Herschel Walker, and the incumbent Democrat, Raphael Warnock, offer far different visions on race.

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Black Republicans and Democrats dominate list of top Senate fundraisers

Black Republicans and Democrats dominate list of top Senate fundraisers

As the 2022 midterms approach, Black Senate candidates have emerged as the top fundraisers for both parties, The Boston Globe reported Monday.
Per the Globe, which based its report on data from the Federal Election Commission, “For the last three quarters, Black candidates have been the top fund-raisers in their respective parties. And four Black candidates ranked among the top five money-raisers for the last three months of 2021.”
These four spots were held by two Democrats — Sen. Raphael Warnock (Ga.) and Val Demmings — and two Republicans — Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) and Harschel Walker.
Warnock tops the list with $9.8 million, followed by white Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) with $8.9 million, Demmings ($7.2 million), Scott ($7 million), and Walker ($5.3 million).
Warnock and Scott are incumbents, while Walker and Demmings are challenging Warnock and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), respectively.
Walker, a Trump-endorsed former NFL star, and Warnock, who pastored Martin Luther King Jr.’s church before winning his seat in a special election last year, are neck-and-neck in the polls.
Most sources consider Scott’s seat to be safe.
Demmings, the only Black woman on the list, trails Rubio by several points.

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Gingrich backs Herschel Walker in Georgia Senate race

Gingrich backs Herschel Walker in Georgia Senate race

This post was originally published on this siteFormer House Speaker Newt Gingrich threw his support behind Herschel Walker in the GOP primary to take on Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) in Georgia next year, becoming the latest conservative heavyweight to back the former football star.“I am proudly…

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Senate GOP lines up behind Trump-backed candidates

Senate GOP lines up behind Trump-backed candidates

This post was originally published on this siteRepublican leaders are getting on board with Donald Trump’s growing list of Senate endorsements after months of hand-wringing over the former president’s picks.Despite early concerns that Trump could tip the scales toward untested primary candidates…

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Herschel Walker raises $3.7 million in bid to unseat Georgia’s Warnock

Herschel Walker raises $3.7 million in bid to unseat Georgia’s Warnock

This post was originally published on this siteWalker jumped into the Georgia Senate race after former President Trump urged him to run.

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