Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp kicked off the campaign trail with Republican state Senate candidate Herschel Walker as the two try to elect Walker in the upcoming Senate runoff race between the former NFL star and incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock.
“Look, we can’t rest on our laurels here,” Kemp told an audience of Walker supporters in a parking lot in Cobb County, Georgia, on Saturday. “Who do you want to fight for you in the United States Senate? Do you want a guy who represents our values like Herschel Walker, or do you want a guy who supported Joe Biden 96% of the time?
Kemp told the crowd that Walker will “fight for the values” of Georgia and “crush” Warnock, just as he crushed opposing players while leading the University of Georgia to a college football championship in 1980.
“I know Herschel Walker will go to 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 cut our taxes, not raise them. I know Herschel Walker will do like we did in Georgia and be fiscally conservative and cut rampant government spending in Washington, DC”
Kemp said the Dec. 6 runoff election will come down to turnout and will be decided by which side is more motivated.
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Walker echoed Kemp’s assessment of the race, saying he would support law enforcement, oppose biological men playing women’s sports, secure the border and bring God with him to Washington, DC.
“He can block and I can run,” Walker said of his relationship with Jesus Christ helping him in the nation’s capital.
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Kemp gave Walker access to his vote-out machine that helped him win a re-election effort against challenger Stacey Abrams in the midterm elections by nearly 8 points when neither Walker nor Warnock won. exceeded the 50% vote threshold needed to avoid a runoff.
Walker, who raised $3.3 million the day after the midterm elections and $4.3 million the day after, kicked off the campaign trail arguing that Warnock will be a rubber stamp for Biden’s agenda. .
Warnock hit Walker on his personal life and inexperience calling him “a not serious person”.
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Republicans currently have 49 votes in the Senate and hope to force a 50-vote deadlock, which would force Democrats to call on Vice President Kamala Harris for any deciding vote, which has been the case in the current Senate legislature. .
“51 is better than 50,” Warnock told a crowd at an event Saturday in Cumming, Georgia.
“There are things you can do. And on top of that, this second round is about who will represent the 11 million Georgians in the next six years. This is a serious matter. Do you agree? This is a serious question. And you need a serious person.”