Rev. Raphael Warnock, Democratic senator for Georgia (L), and Georgia Republican candidate for US Senate Herschel Walker.
Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock’s campaign has nearly three times more cash than Republican candidate Herschel Walker’s in the final stages of Georgia’s runoff Senate election, according to new Federal Election Commission filings.
Warnock, who is trying to defend his seat in a tight race, had just $29 million as of Nov. 16. Walker, a former NFL player and favorite of former President Donald Trump, had more than $9.8 million on hand. Last week of the election.
The filing shows fundraising data for each candidate from October 20 – before the midterm elections – to November 16. Warnock’s campaign raised $52 million during that time period, compared to Walker’s about $21 million, records show.
The runoff election is scheduled for December 6. The fight between Warnock and Walker moved into the second round, as neither contender secured 50% of the vote in the November 8 midterms to clinch the seat outright under state rules.
Warnock is leading Walker by 4 percentage points according to one AARP public opinion.
Democrats will keep control of the Senate in the next Congress with at least 50 seats. The Georgia race will determine whether they can win an outright majority — and likely rely less on Vice President Kamala Harris’ tiebreaking vote.
In the midterms, Democrats flipped the GOP-held Senate seat of Pennsylvania and defended contested seats in Arizona and Nevada.