Herschel Walker still 'running' – now against incumbent Warnock

Herschel Walker still 'running' – now against incumbent Warnock

People vote in the Georgia's primary election on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Herschel Walker still 'running' – now against incumbent Warnock

A political analyst believes Democrats may attempt to incite more "fear" among voters leading up to the November Senate race in Georgia.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican football legend Herschel Walker wasted little time exchanging attacks Tuesday after both handily defeated primary challengers to set up a historic, high-stakes showdown for a coveted Senate seat in Georgia.

Walker, who is backed by former President Donald Trump, defeated five GOP challengers in his race, clearing the 50% mark needed to avoid a runoff. Warnock easily defeated beauty industry professional Tamara Johnson-Shealey. Their general election matchup marks the first time that two major party candidates for U.S. Senate in Georgia are black. The November face-off could determine control of the Senate.

While most polls have Walker leading his far-left wing opponent, the RealClearPolitics average shows only a half point lead for the Republican. But Rob Chambers, vice president of AFA Action, has a prediction: "I would say it's going to be something like 52-48 in favor of Herschel Walker, if all things are fair in the election."

The political analyst admits being a bit surprised at how many Democrats voted in Tuesday's primary.

Chambers, Rob (AFA Action) Chambers

"Nearly 700,000 people in the State of Georgia voted for Raphael Warnock. That's shocking to [think] how many people in the state of Georgia want someone so radical as Warnock," he shares.

"But when voters compare [the two candidates], I don't think they're going to pull the switch for Warnock – I really don't," he continues. "For inflation to come down significantly? For gas prices to come down significantly between now and November to give Democrats something to run on? I don't think it's going to happen."

Chambers argues "all that Democrats really run on is fear" – which leads him to also predict Warnock and his fellow Democrats may come up with some new "COVID hoax" to try to scare people.  

Editor's Note: AFA Action is an affiliate of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates AFN.net.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.