Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker is already making big waves on the campaign trail ahead of squaring off against Raphael Warnock next year. Walker announced that since announcing his campaign he’s already raised more than $3.7 million, which equated to roughly $100,000 a day.
Fox News reports:
Walker, a major supporter and surrogate for then-President Trump in last year’s election, said in a statement obtained by Fox News that his team is “overwhelmed by the support” from about 50,000 Americans who contributed.
“National Democrats have already said they plan to spend $100 million on this race, and these strong numbers show that we are ready to go head to head with anybody,” he said.
The three other Republican running for the GOP Senate nomination in Georgia have yet to report their July-September fundraising figures.
Walker is considered the clear front runner in the GOP primary, thanks to his high name recognition in the Peach State and the endorsement he received from Trump – who for months encouraged Walker to run and who remains very popular and influential among Republican voters in Georgia and across the country. And recent polling suggests Walker holding a wide lead over his Republican rivals.
Before announcing his campaign former President Trump already endorsed Walker, urging him to run. The Georgia Senate race will be closely watched next year after Biden managed to flip the traditionally red state blue. Now, Republicans are desperately trying to win back the House and Senate and the Peach State will be a key stepping stone to the majorities.