Georgia 2022: Inside the U.S. Senate election

Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker

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Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker

Two years ago, Georgia’s U.S. Senate races captivated the nation. The sequel in 2022 is likely to do the same.

Democrat Raphael Warnock defeated incumbent Republican Kelly Loeffler in a January 2021 runoff, which helped give Democrats control of the U.S. Senate and a rare statewide win for the party. Former University of Georgia football player Herschel Walker cruised to victory in the Republican primary in May. Now, he faces Warnock in November.

Polls, which were taken before Walker’s primary win and asked voters about a potential matchup of Warnock vs. Walker, show a close race.

Warnock, who has become one of the most prolific fundraisers in the Senate, has collected more than $67 million in campaign contributions this election cycle and has about $23 million in the bank. Walker has raised more than $16 million and has $7 million in the bank.

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