Herschel Walker Sets Up Nov. Showdown With Sen. Warnock

Herschel Walker Sets Up Nov. Showdown With Sen. Warnock herschel walker walks with then-president donald trump (Oliver Contreras/Getty Images)

By Eric Mack | Tuesday, 24 May 2022 07:46 PM

Georgia GOP Senate primary candidate Herschel Walker is the projected winner Tuesday night, setting up a November midterm showdown with Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga.

Decision Desk HQ called Walker the winner of his primary at 7:38 p.m. ET after the polls closed at the top of the hour. The winner needed to pull more than 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff.

Walker had the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, who originally urged him to run for office years ago.

Walker, a former star running back at the University of Georgia and in the NFL, has held a comfortable lead in opinion polls and even has led incumbent Sen. Warnock in a hypothetical race in polling.

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