Democrats double Republican ad spend in Georgia runoff battle

Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and his supporters continue their massive spending spree in Georgia as Warnock competes in a close Senate race against Republican Herschel Walker.

Warnock and his fellow Democrats have invested nearly $37 million in campaign advertising since Election Day, according to AdImpact data shared by NBC.

That figure is more than double the $15 million Republicans spent on ads during the same period, NBC observed. Additionally, the majority of Democrats’ $37 million, or about $18 million, was spent by Warnock’s campaign, the outlet noted, meaning Warnock alone spent more than the Walker and Republicans together.

Warnock and Walker face off in a runoff after neither candidate passed the 50% threshold required by Georgia law to win the general election.

In the general election, Warnock significantly overshot and underspent Walker, although this ultimately resulted in Warnock not only not winning, but edging Walker by less than one percent of the vote, 49.4 percent to 48.5 percent , according to the Secretary of State. official results.

Warnock had raised $115 million to Walker’s $37 million in mid-October, according to a Atlanta Journal-Constitution report. Warnock had raised the most money from California, while the largest percentage of Walker’s donations came from Georgia, the outlet noted.

Overall, Warnock spent well over double what Walker spent, according to Open Secrets data through Nov. 17.

Regardless of Warnock’s fundraising and spending advantage, the outcome of the race will come down to which candidate can motivate more Georgia voters to go to the polls in a runoff when midterms are largely over and voters have turned their attention to the holidays.

Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks during a rally November 21, 2022 in Milton, Georgia. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Democrats have already secured 50 seats for next year, enough to give them a majority given that Vice President Kamala Harris would vote in the event of a tie.

However, there are still issues to consider. If Walker wins and the Republicans reach 50 seats, the Democrats would be forced into power-sharing deals with the Republicans and they would also need perfect attendance and full agreement to pass crucial votes.

“Participation, participation, participation. Nothing else matters,” a Walker campaign source told Breitbart News.

Early voting suggests voters are indeed heading to the polls.

The Secretary of State’s office reported that a record 301,545 Georgians voted early in person Monday, the most voters to show up to vote early in person on any given day in Georgian history. State.

As of Tuesday morning, a total of 468,000 people had voted in person ahead of the Dec. 6 election.

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