Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp entered the campaign trail with the state’s Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker as the two attempt to defeat Walker in the upcoming Senate runoff race between the former NFL star and incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock Select.
“Look, we can’t rest on our laurels here,” Kemp told an audience of Walker supporters at a parking lot in Cobb County, Georgia, on Saturday. “Who do you want to fight for in the US Senate? Do you want a man who represents our values like Herschel Walker, or do you want a man who stands behind Joe Biden 96% of the time?”
Kemp told the crowd that Walker will “fight for Georgia values” and will “run over” Warnock just as he ran over opposing players when he led the University of Georgia to a college football championship in 1980.
“I know Herschel Walker will go into the United States Senate and support our men and women in the military and our men and women in law enforcement,” Kemp said.
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“I know Herschel Walker would go to Washington, DC and lower our taxes, not raise them. I know Herschel Walker will do what we did in Georgia and be fiscally conservative and cut runaway government spending in Washington, DC.”
Kemp said the Dec. 6 runoff will come down to turnout and decide which side is more motivated.
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Echoing Kemp’s assessment of the race, Walker said he would support law enforcement, stand up to biological men who play women’s sports, secure the border, and bring God to Washington, DC
“He can block and I can run,” Walker said of his relationship with Jesus Christ, who helped him in the nation’s capital.
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Kemp gave Walker access to his get-out-the-vote machine, which helped him win re-election against midterm challenger Stacey Abrams by almost 8 points, while neither Walker nor Warnock got the 50% Passed the hurdle required to avoid a drain.
Walker, who raked in $3.3 million the day after the midterms and $4.3 million the next day, has hit the campaign trail arguing that Warnock will be a stamp on Biden’s agenda.
Warnock has slammed Walker about his personal life and inexperience, calling him “not a serious person”.
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Republicans currently have 49 votes in the Senate and hope to force an impasse at 50 votes, which would result in Democrats having to ask Vice President Kamala Harris to a crucial vote, which has been the case in the current Senate term.
“51 is better than 50,” Warnock said Saturday at an event in Cumming, Georgia.
“You can do some things. And besides, this runoff is about who will represent Georgia’s 11 million people over the next six years. This is serious business. Do you agree? This is a serious question. And you need a serious person.”