Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker

Sen. Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker will debate in Savannah.

Credit: Associated Press

The panel

Jim Galloway, @JimJournalist, former political columnist, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Riley Bunch, @ribunchreports, public policy reporter, GPB News

Tammy Greer, professor of political science, Clark Atlanta University


The breakdown

1. Herschel Walker and Sen. Raphael Warnock are scheduled to debate tonight in Savannah.

  • The Walker campaign previously turned down three other debates. Walker agreed to debate if there would be a live studio audience and he received the topics beforehand.
  • Walker skipped debates for the primaries, so tonight will be the first and likely only debate between Walker and Warnock.

LISTEN: Riley Bunch on the improvements Herschel Walker made in his campaigning ahead of the debate.

2. How will allegations reported bThe Daily Beast that Herschel Walker paid for an abortion play out tonight?

  • Warnock has steered away from directly addressing his opponent's allegations for political points. Walker maintains his innocence on the issue.
  • Warnock has waded into Walker's past with alleged domestic abuse in several TV ads. Warnock's own history with his ex-wife have also come up in ads.

LISTEN: Tammy Greer says Sen. Raphael Warnock has stayed out of Herschel Walker's abortion allegations.

3. As President Biden's popularity remains low, how will Warnock uncouple himself from the administration?

  • Americans have cited inflation and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan among reasons why they don't approve of howPresident Biden's administration has performed. In his campaign for Senate, Warnock has tried to steer clear of the president.

LISTEN: Riley Bunch on running for reelection with an unpopular president in the White House.

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