Georgia Senate Results: 2022 Midterm Elections

Warnock was elected in a special election in 2020 over incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, who was nominated after Senator Johnny Isakson resigned due to health issues in 2019. Warnock had led the special ‘jungle’ (multipartisan ) of 21 people. election, but only garnered 32% of the vote, so he and Loeffler, the second-most voted, went to a runoff in January. Warnock ultimately prevailed, becoming Georgia’s first black senator.


Georgia Senate candidates make final speeches to voters

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The January election runoff took place on January 5, 2021, a day before supporters of former President Donald Trump attacked the US Capitol. Just days before the runoff, on Jan. 2, 2021, Trump called Georgian Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and asked him to “find” more than 11,000 votes to put him on top of the state.

Warnock now faces Walker, a Heisman Trophy winner who was running back for the University of Georgia. Walker is the rare Republican who, in the primaries, had the support not only of Trump, but also of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Democrats have been heavily invested in the race, and former President Barack Obama visited Georgia in the final sprint, calling Walker “a celebrity who wants to be a politician.”

Walker announced his run for the Georgia Senate race in August 2021, saying he “can’t sit on the sidelines any longer.” This is his first candidacy and he frequently invokes his underdog status in Washington during the election campaign.

His the campaign was rocked last month by a Daily Beast report that in 2009 Walker, who has been a vocal opponent of abortion rights, allegedly paid for the abortion of a woman he was seeing. CBS News has not independently confirmed this payment. The Daily Beast said the unidentified woman backed her claim with a receipt for $575 from an abortion clinic and a signed personal check for $700 from Walker to cover expenses. She said The daily beast she came forward because of Walker’s stance on abortion, saying, “I can’t deal with the hypocrisy anymore. We all deserve better.”

On October 5, The Daily Beast reported that she also said she later gave birth to a child from Walker. He also denied this report. The woman said The New York Times that when she became pregnant again two years later, Walker again asked her to terminate the pregnancy. This time she refused, she and Walker ended their relationship, and she gave birth to a son, who is now 10 years old.


Second woman accuses Herschel Walker of encouraging her to have an abortion

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“He needs to be held accountable, like all of us. And if you want to run for office, you need to be in control of your life,” the woman told The Times.

In late October, another woman came forward, claiming that Walker had paid for her to have an abortion in the early 1990s. Walker also denies this. charge. The woman, known as Jane Doe to conceal her identity, said Walker drove her to an abortion clinic in the spring of 1993 after learning she was pregnant.

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