Walker Hauls In $3.3 Million As Candidates Prepare For Runoff

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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Republican Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker raked in $3.3 million on the first day of his runoff campaign.

The Georgia Senate race went to a runoff with Walker trailing slightly behind incumbent Democratic Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock in Tuesday’s race. As of 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Warnock had netted 49.4% of the vote compared to 48.5% for Walker, with more than 95% of the vote in. By Georgia law, a candidate must receive over 50% of the vote to win outright. The runoff is scheduled to take place Dec. 6. Depending on the outcome of Senate races in Nevada and Arizona, the Georgia runoff could determine which party controls the Senate.

The campaign raised $1.1 million by noon Thursday, Walker’s campaign advisers told Fox News.

Walker intends to resume campaigning Thursday alongside Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Canton, a city outside Atlanta. During a speech Tuesday night, the Senate hopeful said he “don’t come to lose.”

A Walker campaign official told Fox News that the campaign intends to hold rallies in largely populated areas to gather the support of “soft Republicans, Independents and supporters of former President Donald Trump. Walker has received the endorsements of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and former President Donald Trump. (RELATED: Herschel Walker Admits He Signed $700 Check Allegedly Used To Pay For Abortion) 

A pair of stories were published during Walker’s campaign that accused him of paying for two women’s abortions. He has repeatedly denied these accusations and threatened to sue The Daily Beast, the outlet that broke the story of the first allegation.

“This is another repugnant hatchet job from a Democrat activist disguised as a reporter who has obsessively attacked my family and tried to tear me down since this race started,” Walker said of Daily Beast reporter Roger Sollenberger. “He’s harassed friends of mine, asking if I fathered their children. He’s called my children ‘secret’ because I didn’t want to use them as campaign props in a political campaign.”

Warnock came under fire after reports found that his church, Ebenezer Baptist Church, moved to evict low-income tenants from the Columbia Tower at MLK Village, a complex owned by the church.