Walker-Warnock tops list of Senate races to watch in 2022 midterms
Abortion rights, student loan relief and gun rights. The fate of all those and more could be decided in November when voters decide which party will control Congress.
So here are three of the most important Senate races to watch this November.
Number One: Georgia. Republican Herschel Walker is trying to unseat Democratic incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock.
Walker is a Georgia football legend and entrepreneur.
Reverend Warnock spent 16 years as the senior pastor at the former church of Dr. Martin Luther King.
He, along with fellow Democratic Senator Jon Ossof, flipped Republican held seats in a 2020 special election.
But Walker with the help of both Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell is trying to take one of them back.
Money is a big factor. Senator Warnock has raised more money than any other candidate in the country – a whopping $85 million. Herschel Walker has taken in a little over 20 million dollars.
Number two: Pennsylvania. Republican Senator Pat Toomey is retiring. Republican candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz and Democratic Lt. Governor John Fetterman are vying to replace him. Polls over the last month have consistently shown Fetterman leading Oz by 5 points.
But Fetterman has struggled to fully recover from a stroke, and has put off debating Oz because he says he’s struggling with auditory processing. Oz is using that to raise questions about his fitness for office.
Finally Nevada. Democratic incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto is trying to hold her seat, but the race is considered a toss up.
She’s running against Nevada’s attorney General Adam Laxalt. This will be an interesting race between two candidates who have already shown they can win a statewide contest. And with it being the seat of the late former Senate majority leader Harry Reid, Republicans see the race as a symbolic victory, too.
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