Democratic Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican candidate Herschel Walker were among the top fundraisers in the country during the final months of 2021.

Tomorrow's runoff between incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker will determine who goes to the U.S. Senate. Our panel discusses how the candidates are closing our the race.

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The panel

Andra Gillespie, @AndraGillespie, professor of political science, Emory University

Bernard Fraga, @blfraga, professor of political science, Emory University

Charles Bullock, professor of political science, University of Georgia

Patricia Murphy, @MurphyAJC, political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The breakdown

1. Tomorrow, Georgians will send either Raphael Warnock or Herschel Walker to the Senate.

  • With hours left to campaign, Warnock and Walker are making their final stops. Warnock showed up several times, but Walker made only a few appearances, one of which was the SEC Championship.
  • Walker took a five-day break from campaigning around Thanksgiving, a notable absence days before the election.

LISTEN: Patricia Murphy on both campaigns' momentum ahead of runoff election day.

2. Will Herschel Walker lose any support over Trump-related controversies?

  • After his dinner with Ye (formerly Kanye West) and white supremacist Nick Fuentes, as well as his calls to overturn the Constitution, Trump's endorsement of Walker could be a burden on Dec. 6 for the senatorial candidate.

LISTEN: Andra Gillespie on Trump's impact upon Herschel Walker's campaign.

3. This is the first shortened runoff election for Georgians. Could ranked-choice voting remove the need for a runoff?

LISTEN: Bernard Fraga and Charles Bullock on Georgia's runoff system.

4. The Democratic National Committee is looking to move South Carolina's primary first; Georgia's primary third.

  • Joe Biden won South Carolina's primary in 2020, changing his then-faltering momentum.
  • But critics warn that holding primaries in solidly red states could cause trouble down the road.


Tuesday on Political Rewind: Join our panel for a runoff election day special.