Members of the Georgia Democratic Party sent out a series of fundraising emails this week warning that U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) could lose reelection next year.
“The analysts at CNN have put together a list of which Senate seats they believe are most likely to flip in 2022, and the results are extremely concerning: They’re saying Sen. Reverend Raphael Warnock is the MOST vulnerable Democrat up for re-election,” according to one of the Georgia Democratic Party’s emails.
“Making things even worse, a recent poll shows Herschel Walker, Donald Trump’s hand-picked candidate, is NECK AND NECK with Sen. Rev. Warnock! That means top supporters like YOU are all that will stand in the way of Mitch McConnell becoming Senate Majority Leader once again.”
In another email, Warnock said the success of the Democratic Party agenda hinges on keeping Georgia blue.
Herschel Walker, a Republican, filed paperwork late last month to run for the U.S. Senate.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump suggested in March that Walker, a Heisman Trophy winner, should run. The former NFL player often uses social media to express right-of-center beliefs. Earlier this year, for example, Walker tweeted that elected officials best serve their time “upholding the Constitution and finding solutions to hold companies and our government accountable.” Walker also said “elected officials are sworn to office to protect the Constitution, foreign and domestic. Anyone not honoring their oath should be impeached.”
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s website reported in January that, with 100 percent of the vote collected, former U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler, a Republican, got 49.37 percent of the vote, or 2,177,226 votes Warnock’s 50.63 percent of the vote or 2,232,804 votes.
Raffensperger’s website also reported that former U.S. Senator David Perdue, a Republican, lost to Democratic challenger and now-U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA). Perdue got 49.79 percent of the vote, or 2,195,755 votes. Ossoff got 50.21 percent or 2,214,178 votes.
Before January’s election, now-U.S. President Joe Biden didn’t want civil rights leaders to discuss defunding the police until after the Georgia U.S. Senate runoffs had concluded.
This, for fear that such rhetoric will scare off Georgia voters and prevent Democrats from controlling the U.S. Senate.
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) held a virtual fundraiser for Warnock and Ossoff last December. Also, that month, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a socialist, endorsed Ossoff and Warnock to represent Georgia.
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