If Democrats end up holding on to both the Arizona and Nevada Senate seats, then the December 6 runoff in Georgia will determine whether they control the Senate outright or need Kamala Harris's tie-breaking vote for another two years.
Regardless, the Democrats are expected to pour millions of dollars into the campaign and continue their attempt to smear Herschel Walker over the next few weeks. Democratic "stars" like Barack Obama and Bill Clinton will also likely be sent to campaign for Raphael Warnock.
Dr. Charles Dunn, professor emeritus of government at Clemson University, thinks Walker can win.
"He did pretty well for himself, so don't discount him," Dunn advises. "Remember, he's from the University of Georgia; Vince Dooley, before he died, he endorsed [Walker] strongly. If the Republicans will run a good race and let Walker run a good race, yes, he can win that."
Dunn also thinks Walker should consider making an appearance at Georgia's remaining home football games as the top-ranked Bulldogs contend for a second straight national championship.
"The crowds like him, and Warnock is not so well liked like Walker," the government professor observes. "So, I am hopeful for the Republican Party."
If all goes well, he says Walker can wave to 71,000 fans at the Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta during the Southeastern Conference championship game on December 3, and the Republicans will control the Senate over the next two years.
But to have any chance of keeping the Georgia runoff from giving the Democrats a 51-49 advantage in the Senate, Timothy Head, executive director of the Georgia-based Faith & Freedom Coalition, says Republicans must give Donald Trump a role.
"I would say we need every single Republican voter, including people that love Trump and also … Republicans that don't love Trump," he tells AFN. "We need Trump speaking to Republicans that do love Trump, and we need Kristi Noem (R-SD) or Nikki Haley (R-SC) speaking to those suburban women who don't love Trump."
The conservative political advocate asserts that "anything short of an all of the above is not going to get the job for Herschel Walker in December of 2022."