Georgia Republican Senate Primary Election Too Early to Call Deadline

Heisman Trophy winner and Republican nominee for the US Senate, Herschel Walker, addresses supporters of former US President Donald Trump at a rally at Dragway in Banks County, Commerce, Georgia, March 26, 2022.

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Former professional footballer and businessman Herschel Walker backed by former President Donald Trump will win the Republican Senate primary in Georgia, NBC News predicted Tuesday.

According to NBC, Walker will face incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock in the November general election. Warnock took office after winning the by-election last year.

The primary outcome could upset the balance of power in Washington, where Democrats hold a majority in the Senate. The Senate is split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats, with Democrat Vice President Kamala Harris holding a tie.

Early polls of the hypothetical Walker-Warnock matchup showed that the candidates were virtually tied. RealClearPolitics.

Georgia’s primary primary, the swing state that narrowly backed President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, is also the biggest test of Trump’s lasting influence over the Republican Party.

Trump touted the fact that most of the candidates he supported in the 2022 election won the primary, but many of them were not very competitive. After 15 months of a single term at the White House, the former president maintained his position as the de facto leader of the GOP.

Many Republican candidates have tried to appeal to the party’s foundation by speaking of pro-Trump status, even though the former president did not support it. Republican candidates have in many cases won Trump’s favor by accepting the lie that Trump stole the election, raising the prospect that a wave of candidates spreading election conspiracies could take office in federal and state offices next year.

The primary will set the table for the November midterm elections, where Republicans hope to win a majority in the House and Senate. Democrats are struggling. The president’s party tends to underperform in midterm elections, partly due to high inflation and low support for Biden ahead of the primary.

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