Raphael Warnock Wards Off Herschel Walker, Wins Georgia Senate Runoff
December 8, 2022
For the second time in as many years, voters in Georgia have delivered a Senate runoff victory for Democrats.
Incumbent Raphael Warnock, who won a runoff in January 2021 against Republican Kelly Loeffler, defeated GOP nominee Herschel Walker on Tuesday in a close contest that saw both candidates earn nearly 2 million votes.
Warnock's victory underscored the major disappointment experienced by the GOP after pundits and Republicans anticipated a so-called red wave that never materialized.
Importantly, it gives Democrats a 51-49 edge in the U.S. Senate.
Despite already enjoying the majori...