Democratic Sen. Warnock Wins Georgia Runoff Against Walker

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock speaks during an election day canvass launch on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, in Norcross, Ga. Sen. Warnock is running against Republican candidate Herschel Walker in a runoff election. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) BY BILL BARROW AND JEFF AMY ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday, ensuring Democrats an outright majority in the Senate for the rest of President Joe Biden’s term and helping cap an underwhelming midterm cycle for the GOP in the last major vote of the year. With Warnock’s second runoff victory in as many years, Democrats will have a 51-49 Senate majority, gaining a seat from the current 50-50 split with John Fetterman’s victory in Pennsylvania . There will be divided government, however, with Republicans having narrowly flipped House control . In last month’s election, Warnock led Walker by 37,000 votes out of almost 4 million cast, but fell short of the 50%

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