Herschel Walker Sets Up Nov. Showdown With Sen. Warnock (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.