No-one should be REAL surprised about this win for Democrats …..
It was ordained the moment Donald Trump glad handed a Black Football player who has had trouble on various levels to be the guy to run for this US Senate seat in Georgia….
The party went along and realized the error of their ways WTF TOOOOOOO late….
The Blame for this SECOND loss in a 30 days or so can be spread around…..
Trump’s fight with Georgia’s Republican Officials ….
A Republican Party that let things get so bad………
Oh, and Democrats ARE thankful for Trump and Walkers help…
Donald Trump WILL take hits from this….
One good thing from Walker…..
He HAS conceded he LOST…..
THAT puts him ahead of Trump and Kari Lake….
Warnock willNOW serve a FULL SIX year term in the US Senate….
Sen. Raphael Warnock has defeated GOP challenger Herschel Walker in Georgia’s Senate runoff, giving Democrats a 51-seat majority next year and capping off an extraordinary defense of the chamber that saw every endangered incumbent win reelection.
Warnock, who won a special election runoff in early 2021 and has now earned a full six-year term, finished narrowly ahead of Walker in the November general election. But because neither reached the majority mark, they advanced to this week’s one-on-one runoff, extending one of the most expensive and hard-fought campaigns in the country.
Warnock’s win means that Senate Democrats protected every seat they had on the ballot this year, while also flipping the open seat in Pennsylvania to expand their Senate majority by one despite a tough political environment and sagging approval ratings from President Joe Biden.
The results also mark another big defeat for former President Donald Trump’s endorsed candidates — a sore spot for local Republicans around the country who say he saddled the party with unelectable candidates. Trump intervened in GOP primaries this year to boost three hopefuls in tossup Senate races: Walker, a former football star, as well as celebrity physician Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and investor Blake Masters in Arizona. All three lost, as did other Trump picks in swing House seats and gubernatorial battles…..
Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) was projected to win Georgia’s Senate runoff on Tuesday, sending him to the upper chamber for a full term and handing his party a crucial extra seat in the majority.
The Associated Press called the race at 10:26 p.m. ET.
Warnock, who is the senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, defeated former professional football player Herschel Walker, who was backed by former President Trump. The race went to a runoff last month after neither candidate was able to garner more than 50 percent of the vote on Election Day.
Warnock’s win is yet another example of Democrats defying expectations in what was supposed to be a bruising midterm year for them. The party was running against rising inflation, gas prices and the historical trend of the sitting president’s party losing seats in its first midterm election….
Democrats worked HARD for this one out raising Republicans by a mile…..
We’re talking about Georgia…..
A Purple state…..
NOT a Red state….