The Georgia Senate December 6 runoff election between Hershel Walker (R) and Senator Raphael Warnock (D) begins with money, and it is expected to be a boatload by the time it is over.
Hershel Walker’s campaign has announced that it has raised at least $3.3 million by Wednesday, the first day of the runoff kickoff.
Senator Rick Scott Fla.), the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), joined Walker in sending a memo to supporters on Wednesday urging them to contribute and help them “stay on television.” The NRSC released its first ad of the runoff race on Thursday.
The Democratic Senate Central Committee announced in a press release on Thursday that they will be spending $7 million across the state for “field organizing investment for the Georgia Senate runoff election.”
“We know talking directly to voters through a strong, well-funded ground-game is critical to winning in Georgia, and we’re wasting no time in kick-starting these programs in the runoff,” said Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chair Senator Gary Peters (D-MI). “The DSCC is proud to partner with the Warnock campaign to build off their strong field programs and launch an unprecedented organizing effort in the runoff that will ensure we reach every voter we need to win on December 6th.”
With 99% of the vote counted, Warnke received 49.6% and Walker received 48.3%. The Libertarian candidate Chase Oliver secured enough votes to prevent either Walker or Warnock to reach the required threshold.
Georgia’s statute requires a runoff of the top two candidate if no candidate reaches 50% of the vote.