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Sen. Warnock reports $9.8M raised to Herschel Walker's $5.4M

Sen. Warnock reports $9.8M raised to Herschel Walker's $5.4M
Posted at 5:51 PM, Jan 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-26 17:51:07-05

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia reports raising a hefty $9.8 million in the last quarter of 2021, nearly twice the fundraising haul touted by Herschel Walker, the leading Republican contender for the seat.

Walker's campaign released a statement Wednesday saying the former football star had raised $5.4 million in the three-month period ending Dec. 31.

Walker is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Raphael Warnock, who must defend his seat in November after being elected Georgia's first Black senator in a runoff a year ago.

Walker is a political newcomer, but he's well-known for his football career with the University of Georgia and in the NFL. He's also running with the endorsement of former President Donald Trump.