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Trump fundraisers push for big donations for GOP Herschel Walker in Senate runoff election

By: - November 11, 2022 11:53 am

Then-President Donald Trump in connection with 2020 election. Alex Wong/Getty Images; Courtesy of the Georgia Recorder.

As the control of the U.S. Senate remains up for grabs, former President Donald Trump has launched an effort to boost fundraising for Herschel Walker, a Trump-backed Republican candidate competing in a runoff election in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race.

Trump, who is a resident of South Florida, is attempting to raise at least $1 million for Walker’s campaign in the runoff election through a joint fundraising committee, according to the Save America PAC press release. This particular fundraising effort was referenced in an email on Thursday, saying:

“President Trump is calling on his STRONGEST supporters, like YOU, to step up and rush in a contribution to our Official Georgia Runoff Fundraising Goal. With your help, he wants to raise another $1,000,000 TODAY (meaning Thursday) to send the Left a message that we will NEVER BACK DOWN.”

Following a very close race on Election Day, when neither candidate was victorious, Democrat incumbent U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock will now face off with Walker in a runoff election on Dec. 6.

Trump’s goal is for contributions for Walker through the “Save America JFC, a joint fundraising committee on behalf of Save America and the Make America Great Again PAC,” according to the press release.

“Our Senate Majority is on the line, and we’ll need the help of every single patriot to win it back and SAVE AMERICA,” Trump’s message reads.

Under Georgia election law, “if no candidate obtains over 50 percent of the vote, a runoff is triggered, and the top two candidates will face off again in a new election held four weeks after Election Day,“ according to a report from NPR.

“We are confident that Trump-endorsed candidate, HERSCHEL WALKER, will emerge VICTORIOUS over the Left’s radical candidate, Raphael Warnock,” Trump’s Save America PAC said.

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Issac Morgan
Issac Morgan

Issac Morgan is a 2009 graduate of Florida A&M University's School of Journalism, and a proud native of Tallahassee. He has covered city council and community events at the Gadsden County Times, worked as a sports news assistant at the Tallahassee Democrat, a communications specialist for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and as a proofreader at the Florida Law Weekly.