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Political Rewind: It's official! Warnock and Walker will face off in December runoff
Alan Abramowitz, @AlanIAbramowitz, professor emeritus of political science, Emory University
Emma Hurt, @Emma_Hurt, reporter, Axios Atlanta
Rene Alegria, publisher, Mundo Now
Shannon McCaffrey, political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1. Candidates in the U.S. Senate race in Georgia will compete in a December runoff.
- As of Tuesday afternoon, Warnock leads Walker by razor-thin margins.
- Neither candidate will garner the 50% of the vote needed to clinch the seat outright under state rules.
- Adrienne Jones said more about this 50% rule in our 9 a.m. episode of Political Rewind.
- Shannon McCaffery says Walker has a lot of catching up to do as he trailed behind Gov. Brian Kemp on the Republican ticket.
2. Will the control of the U.S. Senate rest in Georgia's hands?
- Last year Sens. Warnock and Jon Ossoff took control of the Senate in a runoff.
- Right now, Senate races in the key states of Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and are still not called.
- Democrat John Fetterman won in Pennsylvania, which was seen as a crucial state for Democrats to be able to retain control.
Thursday on Political Rewind: The AJC's Kevin Riley joins the panel.