Walker, Warnock battle it out in amassing Senate campaign funds

From left: Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock
From left: Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock(WRDW)
Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 12:22 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2022 at 2:20 PM EST
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ATLANTA - Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia reports raising $9.8 million in the last quarter of 2021, while leading Republican candidate Herschel Walker raised $5.4 million in the three-month period ending Dec. 31.

Walker, a onetime football great endorsed by former President Donald Trump, is seeking the Republican nomination in Georgia for Democrat Warnock’s seat.

Walker’s campaign said in a statement Wednesday that he has raised nearly $10 million total since joining the race last summer.

“Team Herschel is so grateful for our friends and supporters across Georgia and the United States who are helping our campaign,” Walker said. “As we travel all over the Peach State, we are meeting thousands of hardworking Georgians who are fed up with the direction our country is headed. Though I have been blessed with many amazing opportunities, running for U.S. Senate to represent my home state is the greatest honor and privilege of my life.”

Hours after Walker released his funding numbers, Warnock’s campaign said the Democrat had raised nearly twice as much in the same period.

That brings the campaign’s cash on hand to $23 million.

“The enthusiasm behind Rev. Warnock’s campaign continues to grow,” said campaign manager Quentin Fulks. “After driving another record-breaking fundraising haul, our strong network of grassroots support is fired up to send Rev. Warnock back to the Senate to fight for Georgia.”

There were contributions from 130,000 individual donors with an average donation of $43.

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