“The outcome of the race could tip the balance of power in Washington, where Democrats hold a razor-thin majority in the Senate”
The Georgia primary races for U.S. Senate and governor have already been called. Herschel Walker has won the GOP Senate primary and will face off against Democrat incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock.
Stacey Abrams, who ran unopposed, has won the Democrat gubernatorial primary and will face incumbent Governor Brian Kemp.
CNBC has details on the Senate race:
Trump-endorsed Senate hopeful Herschel Walker wins Georgia Republican primary, will face Democratic Sen. Warnock, NBC projects
Herschel Walker, the former pro football player and businessman endorsed by ex-President Donald Trump, will win Georgia’s Republican Senate primary race, NBC News projected Tuesday.
Walker will face off against incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in the general election in November, according to NBC. Warnock took office last year after winning a special election.
The outcome of the race could tip the balance of power in Washington, where Democrats hold a razor-thin majority in the Senate. The chamber is split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats, and Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris holds the tie-breaking vote.
Early polls of the hypothetical Walker-Warnock matchup show the candidates virtually tied, according to RealClearPolitics.
Congratulations to @HerschelWalker on winning the primary in Georgia today!
— Senate Republicans (@NRSC) May 25, 2022
NBC News has reported on the governor race:
Stacey Abrams wins Democratic gubernatorial primary in Georgia
Stacey Abrams is the winner of the Democratic nomination for governor in Georgia, NBC News projected Tuesday. She ran unopposed.
Abrams will likely face a rematch with incumbent Brian Kemp, who was secretary of state when he narrowly defeated her in 2018. She accused Kemp of perpetuating discriminatory election practices that mostly affected Black voters.
Since then, Abrams has become a leading voting rights activist. She has been widely credited for her efforts to register hundreds of thousands of voters through her organization Fair Fight and in helping deliver Georgia to President Joe Biden. That momentum, along with that of other organizers, also helped Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to secure Senate seats.
Among the issues she has focused on is the expansion of Medicaid in Georgia.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 24, 2022
BREAKING: Georgia Governor Brian Kemp will defeat David Perdue in the GOP Primary for governor. Kemp will face Stacey Abrams in the General Election. pic.twitter.com/W17Gxi8LBO
— Election Wizard 🇺🇸 (@ElectionWiz) May 24, 2022
At the time of this reporting, all four of these candidates have received over 50% of the vote, meaning there will be no runoff.
Now on to November.DONATE
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.