Senate: Warnock stockpiles cash for re-election bid
The Democratic Senator has $23M in the bank heading into the new year
Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock is set to face a tough campaign for re-election this November. But one thing is certain: money will not be an issue for him.
According to our friends at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Ebenezer Baptist Church pastor is set to report having more than $23 million in the bank heading into the new year, cementing his status as one of the top fundraisers in the Senate Democratic caucus.
Warnock will report raising nearly $10 million in the final three months of 2021, just the latest sign that the Georgia Senate race will be one of the most expensive races in the country this year.
The Democrat’s campaign made the announcement just a few hours after Trump-backed Republican candidate Herschel Walker shared some fundraising news of his own: the UGA football legend announced on Wednesday that he raised over $5 million in the fourth quarter (no pun intended). He enters 2022 with more than $10 million on hand.
But Walker must first emerge from a Republican primary, where his top rivals have yet to share their latest fundraising hauls. Other GOP candidates include Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, as well as businessmen Kelvin King and Latham Saddler.
Georgia is once again set to be the center of the political universe, and these candidates have the money to prove it. Warnock, who is seeking a full six-year term, will need to stand out in what is shaping up to be a sour environment for his party. Walker must seek to prove that former President Donald Trump’s influence remains very powerful in Republican politics.