Georgia Gov. Kemp campaigns for Herschel Walker: ‘We can’t rest on our laurels’

Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp entered the campaign trail with the state’s Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker as the two attempt to defeat Walker in the upcoming Senate runoff race between the former NFL star and incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock Select.

“Look, we can’t rest on our laurels here,” Kemp told an audience of Walker supporters at a parking lot in Cobb County, Georgia, on Saturday. “Who do you want to fight for in the United States Senate? Do you want a guy like Herschel Walker who represents our values, or do you want a guy who is 96% with Joe Biden?”

Kemp told the crowd that Walker will “fight for Georgia values” and will “run over” Warnock just as he ran over opposing players when he led the University of Georgia to a college football championship in 1980.

“I know Herschel Walker will go into the United States Senate and support our men and women in the military and our men and women in law enforcement,” Kemp said.

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(L) Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker
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“I know Herschel Walker would go to Washington DC and lower our taxes, not raise them. I know Herschel Walker will do what we did in Georgia and be fiscally conservative and cut runaway government spending in Washington, DC.”

Kemp said the Dec. 6 runoff will come down to turnout and decide which side is more motivated.

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U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) speaks at a campaign event at the Tubman Museum November 17, 2022 in Macon, Georgia.
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Echoing Kemp’s assessment of the race, Walker said he would support law enforcement, stand up to biological men who play women’s sports, secure the border, and bring God to Washington, DC

“He can block and I can run,” Walker said of his relationship with Jesus Christ, who helped him in the nation’s capital.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker addresses supporters at a campaign event November 16, 2022 in McDonough, Georgia.
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Kemp gave Walker access to his get-out-the-vote machine, which helped him win re-election against midterm challenger Stacey Abrams by almost 8 points, while neither Walker nor Warnock got the 50% Passed the hurdle required to avoid a drain.

Walker, who raked in $3.3 million the day after the midterms and $4.3 million the next day, has hit the campaign trail arguing that Warnock will be a stamp on Biden’s agenda.

Warnock has met Walker on his personal life and inexperience, calling him “not a serious person”.

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Republicans currently have 49 votes in the Senate and hope to force an impasse at 50 votes, which would result in Democrats having to ask Vice President Kamala Harris to a crucial vote, which has been the case in the current Senate term.

“51 is better than 50,” Warnock said Saturday at an event in Cumming, Georgia.

“You can do a lot. This runoff will also determine who will represent Georgia’s 11 million residents over the next six years. This is serious business. would you agree This is a serious question. And you need a serious person.”

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