Herschel Walker, of All People, Claims Raphael Warnock Doesn't 'Keep His Own Kids'
A week after Election Day, Republican Herschel Walker and Democrat Raphael Warnock have returned to the campaign trail as their race to represent Georgia in the Senate spills into a Dec. 6 run-off since neither received above 50 percent of the vote. In a Monday rally, Walker—accused of pressuring two former partners to have abortions and not seeing one of his four confirmed kids in years—inexplicably chose to attack Warnock for his parenting. © Photo: Alex Wong, Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) Photo: Alex Wong, Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) “[Warnock] paid himself for childcare, all that stuff—why don’t he keep his own kids? Don’t have nobody keep your kids
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker responded to a new poll showing him four points behind Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock during an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday. © Alex Wong/Getty Images Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks to supporters as his wife Julie Blanchard looks on during an election night event on November 8, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. A new AARP poll shows Walker four points behind Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock in December's runoff election.
A poll sponsored by the AARP, an interest group that focuses on issues affecting those over 50, showed Warnock leading in the Georgia Senate runoff election, with 51 percent support to Walker's 47 percent.
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The poll was conducted from November 11 to 17 of 1,183 likely Georgia voters, which includes a statewide representative sample of 500 likely voters. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent and showed Walker leading by nine points among voters over 50, while Warnock led by 24 points among those aged 18 to 49.
Fox News' host Brian Kilmeade asked Walker if he felt he was four points behind, and he responded with a long answer that criticized the senator and appealed for donations.
"Well, no, I don't feel I'm down four points," Walker said. "Right now, I feel that the race is dead even."
Walker went on: "They're trying to outspend me. I think they're spending almost four to one against me. That's why I encourage everyone to go to TeamHerschel.com. They're trying to buy this seat, 'cause Senator Warnock is very radical. You hear him talk about vote for him, but he voted, and people don't know this, he voted against religious liberties."
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Warnock could benefit from Walker-skeptical Republicans staying home from the polls, Alan Abramowitz, an Emory University political science professor, said.No candidate reached 50 percent during Georgia's hotly contested Senate election this month, triggering a runoff between the two hopefuls who received the most votes, per Georgia state law. Warnock, elected in 2020, finished just shy of majority at 49.4 percent, while Walker received 48.5 percent of votes during the election.
"He voted against religious liberties and he is a man of the cloth. Right now, they're trying to outspend me in the media, they're trying to outspend me in getting out the vote, but right now, I'm telling people, 'Help me to step with him,' with the spending, 'cause I will get more votes than he's gonna get," Walker said.
"People's told that he's a great actor and that's what he is," he said. "He's a great actor. He's not a good senator, and he's not a good pastor as well."
Newsweek has asked the Warnock campaign for comment.
A video clip of Walker's answer was shared to Twitter on Wednesday by journalist Aaron Rupar and had been viewed more than 40,000 times as of early Thursday morning.
Tom Nichols, staff writer with The Atlantic, initially highlighted the interview before Rupar retweeted his post and included the video of the Republican's remarks.
Nichols tweeted: "I swear to God that Brian Kilmeade just asked Walker if he feels like he's really four points behind Warnock. I am still waiting for Google Translate to explain what Walker actually answered, but Kilmeade did his best to carry Walker through the rest of it."
Herschel Walker faces major problem
Herschel Walker, the Republican candidate for Georgia in Senate, faces incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock in the nation’s most brutal election of the 2022 midterm election cycle. Neither candidate earned the 50 percent of the vote required by Georgia election law to seal the election on Nov. 8th, and the duo advanced to a head-to-head Read more The post Herschel Walker faces major problem appeared first on The Comeback: Today’s Top Sports Stories & Reactions.
Poll tracker FiveThirtyEight's polling average shows Walker narrowly ahead with 47.8 percent to Warnock's 46.8 percent. The runoff election will take place on December 6.
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Herschel Walker's Georgia Runoff Hopes Just Got Bleaker .
An expert told Newsweek that Walker even being within striking distance of a Senate seat as a "scandal-plagued, rookie politician with no qualifications," is an achievement.Voting is already underway—with Georgia voters getting the chance to cast their ballots last Saturday following a court ruling—and some Democratic-leaning areas, including Atlanta, have been making use of the opportunity.