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Georgia run-off: Who are Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock?

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After Herschell Walker was defeated by Democrat Raphael Warnock in Georgia’s key Senate race, the Republican son blamed Donald Trump for “demanding that he run.”

Christian Walker posted a series of posts on Twitter shortly after the results for Warnock on Tuesday night criticizing the Republicans for choosing his former soccer star father because he “has the same skin color as his opponent”.

The Associated Press and other US outlets projected the results of the race in favor of Democrats, about three and a half hours after polls officially closed in Georgia at 7 p.m.

While votes are still being counted, it means Mr Warnock – the first black US senator from Georgia – has an overwhelming lead over his Republican challenger in the race to win a full six-year term.

Mr. Warnock’s victory gave Democrats a 51-49 majority in the Senate.

The two candidates offer a great choice to the state’s black voters. Mr. Warnock, a senior minister at Martin Luther King’s Atlanta church, echoes traditional liberal views of the black experience, while Mr. Walker espouses the language of white cultural conservatism.

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Raphael Warnock defeated Georgia’s Herschel Walker to give Democrats a 51-49 Senate advantage.

The candidates faced off in November’s general election after no candidate received a majority of the vote. Mr Warnock had previously won a special election to unseat retiring Senator Johnny Isakson. He will now serve a full six years in the Senate.

Read The Independent’s full report.

Shweta Sharma 7 December 2022 05:46

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Herschel Walker Gives Concession Speech, Says ‘Don’t Stop Believing in America’

Former football star Herschel Walker conceded defeat and gave a speech to his supporters, saying running for Senate was “the best job of my entire life.”

“So I also want to thank you all, because there are no excuses in life and I’m not going to make excuses now because we fought. And I think that’s what we have to do, because it’s so much bigger than Herschel Walker,” he said.

“I want you to continue to believe in this country, to continue to believe in our elected officials and above all to stick together,” he said.

“Don’t let anyone tear you apart. Don’t let anyone tell you we can’t, because I’m here to tell you we can.”

He ended his speech by urging his supporters to “always vote your way no matter what” and to “never, never, never give up.”

Shweta Sharma 7 December 2022 05:44

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Watch Warnock bring his mother on stage after his victory speech

Raphael Warnock brought his family, including his 85-year-old mother, on stage as he paid a touching tribute to her.

Shweta Sharma 7 December 2022 05:18

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Warnock claims victory in Georgia’s Senate runoff

Raphael Warnock claimed victory in the Georgia Senate runoff election to a cheering crowd at the Democrats’ election night party.

“Thank you Georgia!” Mr. Warnock, a Baptist preacher, Dr. “I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart, and to God be the glory.

“And after a hard-fought campaign — or should I say campaign — it is my honor to utter the four most powerful words ever uttered in a democracy: The people have spoken.

“Let’s celebrate a while on this mountain. Let’s dance because we deserve it. But tomorrow we will go back to the valley to work,” he told a cheering crowd of supporters.

Paying tribute to his mother, Verlene Warnock, he said: “He grew up in Waycross, Georgia in the 1950s, picking somebody else’s cotton and somebody else’s tobacco,” he said.

“But tonight he helped his youngest son become a United States senator.”

Shweta Sharma 7 December 2022 05:14

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Herschel Walker’s son slams Trump and Republicans for ‘demanding’ father to run

Christian Walker, son of former football star Herschel Walker, went on a long and angry rant at Donald Trump and Republicans after his father’s defeat in the Georgia Senate runoff election.

Calling it “true”, Mr Walker said the former president had been in contact with his father for months demanding the election.

“Everybody in their right mind begged him: ‘Please don’t do it. It’s so dirty, you have a crazy past… please don’t do it”.

He said he was chosen by Republicans for “identity politics” even though he has no political background.

“Republicans, we say we don’t play ‘identity politics’ and then you run this guy basically because he’s the same color as his opponent with no background other than football. A grumpy old Republican could have won,” he said.

Shweta Sharma 7 December 2022 05:02

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Watch Walker’s epic takedown of Obama

On Thursday, former President Barack Obama made a final trip to Atlanta to campaign for Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock ahead of Tuesday’s runoff election.

The two-term president returned to Georgia and brutally mocked Herschel Walker, the Republican Senate nominee and former University of Georgia graduate. Specifically, he poked fun at Mr. Walker’s speech a few weeks ago where he said he’d rather be a werewolf than a vampire.

“It’s a debate I have to admit I found myself once – when I was seven. Then I grew up,” Mr. Obama said with a laugh.

Josh Marcus7 December 2022 05:00

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Kamala Harris says Georgia got a senator who will ‘fight for them’

Reacting to Raphael Warnock’s win, Vice President Kamala Harris said Georgia voters wanted a senator who would fight for them and they made it happen.

Shweta Sharma 7 December 2022 04:31

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Democrats react to Warnock’s ‘well-earned victory’

Reaction to Raphael Warnock’s victory has begun to pour in, with Democrats praising him for giving the party an outright majority – 51 seats to 49 – in the Senate.

Chuck Schumer is just “51!” He responded by saying in a tweet earlier that this is the victory of democracy.

Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, congratulated Warnock, praising his work for the state.

Shweta Sharma 7 December 2022 04:30

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Watch as Warnock’s supporters break out in celebration

Crowds at Warnock’s election night party started celebrating shortly after the election outlets called.

Fans and promoters danced and cheered to DJ Khaled’s 2010 hit “All I Do Is Win” playing in the background.

Shweta Sharma 7 December 2022 04:07

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‘We’ve done it again,’ Warnock said in his first tweet after the win

Raphael Warnock reacted with gratitude as his supporters at the election night party erupted in celebration shortly after the announcement.

Five Democratic senators are on the ballot in Georgia in two years after two general elections and two runoffs.

Shweta Sharma 7 December 2022 04:02

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