Georgia Senate runoff with Walker, Warnock gets personal
Early voting is underway in Georgia’s Senate run-off and incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock has cast his ballot.
Warnock: “If you are in line voting, stay in line.”
Ahead of election day next Tuesday, both candidates are on the attack, bringing up the worst parts of their opponents’ past. Warnock says Walker is an unqualified liar.
He’s running an ad showing voters reacting to Walker’s campaign speeches.
Ad: What the hell is he talking about? Is he serious, is he for real?
While Walker has a new ad out accusing Warnock and his church of evicting poor tenants from their homes, and alleging that Warnock abused his ex-wife.
Ad: And Warnock thought no one was watching when his ex-wife called police to report his abuse. He’s a good actor.
Walker is dealing with his own personal controversies, including allegations that he paid for multiple women’s abortions and reporting on tax filings that show his primary residence is in Texas.
Both candidates are also bringing in help. Former President Barack Obama will appear with Warnock on Thursday, while Walker has appeared with high profile national Republicans including SEnators Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz, and Georgia’s newly re-elected Governor Brian Kemp.
Gov. Brian Kemp: “Don’t believe any polls, don’t believe the political pundits that are saying ‘this race doesn’t matter anymore.’ It matters, there’s only very few United States Senators, 100 of them. And they have a lot of authority and a lot of control.”
Straight from DC I’m Ray Bogan.